A CHANCE FOR LOCAL SCHOOL CHILDREN TO TAKE PART IN BRIDGWATER CARNIVAL RELATED ACTIVITIES
As students throughout Somerset return to school following the summer break, Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival Committee has revealed plans on how local schools can get involved with carnival related activities.
Despite the postponement of this year’s illuminated carnival procession to the Coronavirus, carnival organisers are still pressing ahead with their popular annual outreach education projects programme.
Sarah Humphrey, Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival’s Entertainment Officer and Schools Liaison Officer, said: “As reported before, due to the ongoing Pandemic and associated restrictions, an illuminated carnival in the style we have been accustomed to in Bridgwater was not possible this year. However, we are pleased to announce we are still able to offer a variety of carnival projects designed for the local education sector, which children of all ages can safely get involved with.
“These include decorating giant fibre glass masks, designing and building model carnival carts, and writing a short story or poem, and we would love to hear from local schools and nurseries who would be interested in taking part”.
The chosen theme for this year’s giant carnival masks and model carnival carts activities is simply “Thank You”, and is in recognition and honour of the key workers who continue to work tirelessly throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Sarah added: “I am really looking forward to seeing what ideas the children have for this year’s theme, which reflects the feelings of the entire country and is something which is close to everybody’s hearts. Every year the children are really imaginative with their design and ideas, and last year over 1,500 local students took part in one of our outreach activities”.
To express an interest in taking part in this year’s carnival projects or to find out more, schools should contact Sarah Humphrey.
A printable poster is available here.