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Hip, Hip, Hooray For St George’s Day!

It was all dragons and roses all round at Wilsmere House care home, in Harrow weald, as residents and staff celebrated St George’s Day. Legend has it St George was a soldier in the Roman army who slayed a dragon and saved a princess, the anniversary of his death is celebrated as England’s national day.

In honour of the patron saint of England, staff and residents at the home marked the day with watching videos of St George’s Day parades on YouTube, learning to Morris dance, virtual visit to the pub, quiz, holding a tea party, virtual tours of traditional English landmarks. Giving the celebrations a gourmet twist, the head chef at the home Wilsmere prepared traditional roast lamb.

General Manager, Lili Cocue said: “Everyone at Wilsmere House really enjoyed today’s festivities. We had everything from. our staff dress up in fancy dress for the day and everyone was really keen to get involved.

The residents, said “Celebrating St George’s Day today has been so enjoyable. I especially loved the quiz and learning how to Morris dance – we even had a virtual trip to the pub which was so much fun. The staff here think of everything to make sure we make the most of occasions like this.”