St Mary’s Holds Traditional May Day Celebration Today

May Day 2013

St Mary’s marks the ancient tradition of May Day today.

In recent years the ceremony has drifted outside the traditional date. Back in 2012 St Agnes marked the day in July.

In the past the oldest female pupil was awarded the May Queen role but recently the school has introduced a draw with names being picked from a hat, which is considered fairer.

11-year-old Isabella Taylor will be crowned in the ceremony at 1.45pm this afternoon, which has been moved from The Park to the Sports Hall at Carn Gwaval because of the forecast weather conditions.

She says she’s had to learn the words for her solo song, which is nerve-wracking, but she is looking forward to it.

And she’s looking forward to wearing her special white gown, made for her by mum Sarah.

Isabella’s attendants will be Aralia and Daisy and the Captain of the Guards will be Jevon Hughes and Liam Wallace.

Teas will be held in the Café at the school and because of the restricted space in the Sports Hall, the school has requested that only family members attend.