Children catch carnival fever

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Little learners from Luton’s Sacred Heart Primary School had the time of their lives this week when they took part in a series of special carnival workshops.

Key Stage 2 pupils learned how to make colourful headdresses and decorated them to resemble the spectacular creations seen at Luton’s annual extravaganza.

The UK Centre for Carnival Art’s resident Mas band, Rampage, taught the yungsters some serious soca steps.

And in between workshops, teachers and students were treated to a fantastic drumming and dance performance from The Ghana Society.

So impressive was the display that Year 6 student Reece Smith said: “I really want to go to the carnival this year!”

He added: “We had a lot of fun and my favourite part was learning to do the carnival dance because it was so energetic.”

UKCCA chief executive Lisa Marie Trump said: “Learning carnival arts is a brilliant way to express your creative side and it was great to see all the pupils so enthusiastic.”

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