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Curwen Primary School


International Week: Carnival

Our International Family Week culminated with Carnival on Friday, 22th March 2024.

What a feast of a kaleidoscope of colour, energy and joy expressed by our children of Curwen Primary School!

It was a spectacular celebration involving costume, dance and music, all of which was co-ordinated by our very talented PE team. Learning about dance movements is part of the PE curriculum in spring term. All children from Nursery to Year 6 learned choreographed dance movements based on the music from the countries the classes are learning about.

Parents were invited to school to support their child/ren to create their costumes that they will be using for their carnival performances.

The school was buzzing with energy and parents and judges were invited in to watch. All year groups performed their fantastic dances twice to showcase their amazing talents.

The Carnival culminated International Family Week with an effervescent vibrancy of colours of their costumes, music and dance. 120 pupils in each year group danced with great abandon in creating spectacular multi-sensory displays of music, movement and dynamism.

Comments from some parents taken from the parent feedback form on Carnival:

“The whole performance was amazing and it was visible that so much hard work was put into creating such a masterpiece. Great work!!”

“Totally, totally amazing. It was extremely exciting and energetic. The kid’s performances were breathtaking and to all the team. You all did brilliantly.”

“I’m impressed about the outcome of the family week, especially the multicultural carnival, it brings us together. Thanks.”


Paula Jeffers, Chair of Trustees said: “A very big thank you for an excellent afternoon at Carnival. It was wonderful to see the children, their parents and carers, and the teaching staff all enjoying such a fun and energetic event together - a great way to celebrate our wonderful diverse community.”

Paul Harris, Executive Head Teacher and Chief Executive Officer for The Tapscott Learning Trust said: “I would just like to thank everyone for the amazing carnival on Friday. I thought it was amazing and a true display of what makes Curwen so special. I am so proud to be part of the amazing team. The children were fantastic and parents loved it.”


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