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School stages carnival procession to celebrate Good news from Ofsted

21 July, 2017 — By Koos Couvée

Nursery class and teachers ahead of the procession

CHILDREN at Copenhagen Primary School staged a noisy carnival procession on Friday to mark the end of the school year and a recent thumbs-up from school inspectors.

Year 4 children blow their whistles

Kids from all year groups had donned colourful self-made carnival hats and blew whistles, creating a deafening noise as they staged a procession around the King’s Cross school.

Reception class and teachers before the procession

The jumped and danced to the rhythms of a samba band made up of pupils from Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School, led by Diane Stirling, head of music at the school in Angel.

Pupils made colourful masks to enter into the carnival spirit

The idea for the carnival came from headteacher Amardeep Panesar, whose mother is from Trinidad, home to the world-famous carnival well-known for participants’ colourful costumes and exuberant celebrations.

Headteacher Amardeep Panesar with Dalani, 6, from Year 1

She said: “The carnival processions was to promote and publicise our school further since our Ofsted inspection, we moved from ‘Requires Improvement’ to ‘Good’ in all areas. We are now seeking to recruit new pupils into our school and parents and staff had decided that a Copenhagen Carnival-style procession would certainly do this!”

Drum band made up of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School pupils

The school broke up on Wednesday for the start of a six-week holiday.

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