Flora Day 2021: Children’s Pack

For hundreds of years people in Helston have celebrated the end of winter and the arrival of spring. This year, as with last year, we missed the greenery and floral arrangements that normally adorn the houses and shops. The dancers and fair may be missing but we would still wanted to mark Flora Day.

We decided to try and create a moment of shared fun and celebration for all those children at St Michaels C of E Primary School, Nansloe Academy and Parc Eglos School who are not able to take part in the Children’s Dance. We delivered boxes to each of the schools filled with a special Flora Day pack for each non-dancing pupil.

On the morning of 7 May we dialed in live to Nansloe Primary where the whole school virtually took a tour of our Flora Day collection. Then at 11.30am we went live on Facebook showing pupils and members of the community how to make their own Hal-an-tow dragon. 

If you want to make your own dragon download Hal-an-Tow Dragon Template and watch the catch-up here.

A black and white photographic copy of St Michael’s school children in the Children’s Dance at the bottom of Church Street. Miss Corry, [later Mrs Spencer Johns] is the teacher accompanying the children. Probably 1950’s/early 1960’s

The Flora Day gift pack was made possible through generous funding by FEAST.