RESIDENTS and students in Launceston celebrated all things Cornish last week as part of their St Piran’s Day parade.

The annual celebration of Cornwall’s patron saint saw schools from across Launceston come together to mark the occasion.

Hundreds of students gathered in the town square, providing song and dance for many happy onlookers.

As town crier, Cllr Rob Tremain led the students through the morning, the event was kicked off with a rousing rendition of ‘The Hidden Parts of Cornwall’.

Following this, the children performed a specially choreographed ‘Lanson Dance’ through the streets, with a skip, hop and a clap three times.

From there, students sang their hearts out alongside many members of the crowd that had gathered, as they performed ‘Cornwall My Home’.

The performances weren’t over yet ‘Trelawny’ was up next before students came together for one final dance, choreographed by one of the school teachers, ‘Mr Martin’s Reel’.

The dance saw groups hold hands in circles across the square, skipping left and right to the tune of the music. The town’s mayor, Cllr Helen Bailey even got involved.

The event was rounded off with students making their voices heard with a nice loud ‘Kernow bys vyken!’