On Saturday, the junior school took part in the 50th annual Brighton Children’s Parade. The parade marks the start of the infamous Brighton Fringe Festival each year and is a hugely successful community event where over 60 local schools take part and parade through the streets of Brighton, culminating at Marine Parade in front of thousands of spectators.
This year the theme was “Brighton Celebrates” and the juniors were allocated the theme of the Theatre Royal Brighton. A lot of time and effort went into creating a structure of the theatre, complete with an inside view of “Jack and the Beanstalk”. Several weeks were spent practising the samba band music and creating the colourful capes and masks to wear along the parade, including large comedy/tragedy mask props, which prominently danced above the girls on their way along the route. On the day of the event, the sunshine shone through and a brilliant day was had by all. Parade structures are normally destroyed at the end of the event but we are very pleased to announce that the Theatre Royal have temporarily rehomed our magnificent structure in the foyer of their theatre, for all to see for weeks to come, throughout the Brighton Fringe Festival.