YOUNGSTERS will be paying tribute to St George in poetry as part of a competition run by Kirklees Council.

To celebrate St George’s Day on April 23, the council is asking young people to write a poem about their favourite aspect of the day.

There are many stories relating to St George – but the most famous is the Middle Ages tale of how he killed a dragon which was terrorising a town and rescued a princess.

As well as being patron saint of England, St George holds the same role in Aragon and Catalonia in Spain, Georgia, Lithuania, Palestine, Portugal, Moscow, Istanbul, Genoa and Venice.

He is also patron saint of the Scouting movement, soldiers, cavalry, chivalry, farmers, riders, saddlers, sufferers of leprosy, plague and skin disease.

Poems must be handed in to Huddersfield Tourist Information Centre on Albion Street by April 21.

Entries must have a name and contact details on the reverse. All will be displayed at the centre and prizes will be awarded for the best poems.