Children catch carnival fever

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.

Sacred Heart students take part in a carnival workshop

Sacred Heart students take part in a carnival workshop

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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