PUPILS from a Barnoldswick school showed off their community spirit by creating a spectacular dragon’s head for the town's St George’s Day celebrations on Saturday.

West Craven High School year nine students Lewis Barwick, Luke Borrowdale, William Peel-Waller, Liam Perry, Tara Christie, Isobel Nutter and Larisha Wells, and technology and art teacher Graeme Windle gave up their free time and created the 200cm tall head, which led the St George’s Day parade that started shortly after mid-day on the town square.

“Once again our students have volunteered their valuable time and talent in order to be part of our community," said Mr Windle. “I love working with our young adults because of their energetic, creative and caring spirits. This kind of community involvement enriches their education beyond measure.”

Barnoldswick town councillor Ken Hartley said the town's St George's Day celebrations were "fantastically successful".

He said: "The weather was absolutely great and the event was really, really well attended.

"The highlights were too numerous to mention, but the dragon was quite futuristic, was very good and it led the parade around town."

Cllr Hartley also described a historical re-enactment by the Skipton-based society, The Red Wyverns, as "very realistic" and "eye-opening".