May 18 2013 Latest news:
Safira Ali, Senior reporter
Monday, February 11, 2013
Carnival fever came to a local school as children took part in a colourful and musical Mardi Gras parade last week.
The weather may not have been as warm as in other countries that traditionally celebrate the parade, but that did not stop the children from Woodlands School, in Hutton Manor from taking part.
And children from the Little Acorns Day Nursery and School also donned colourful costumes to join in the fun too. The children even made their own instruments and constructed gigantic bees, flowers and caterpillars that they held during the parade.
To help the pupils make the large structures a company called Wishworks held an art workshop with the children to teach them how to make them out of sticks, glue, sparkles, bright paper and paint. And hundreds of parents came to watch the parade.
Headteacher Paula Hobbs said: “The hard work has all been worth it, the school was awash with colour and the sound of drums and agogo bells keep drifting across from the hall.
“Thank you staff and parents for being such great sports and making the day such a special day for the children. Mardi Gras marks the beginning of Lent, with carnivals taking place from Saturday to Tuesday in many different places around the world.”