‘Big makes’ created for Worthing Children’s Parade

Worthing Children's Parade 2016. Pictures: Derek Martin DM16124403a
Worthing Children's Parade 2016. Pictures: Derek Martin DM16124403a

Worthing Children’s Parade saw 17 different schools taking part in this year’s event.

The theme of Saturday’s parade was Roald Dahl’s novel James and the Giant Peach.

Each of the 17 schools decided on a different character from the story for their ‘big make’.

The parade was a vibrant and exciting tribute to the story and elements of the book were retold through the children’s sculptures.

This year, the parade joined forces with Worthing Museum and Art Gallery and Worthing Library to run two successful weekend children’s art workshops and book readings.

The parade also joined forces once again with Worthing Artists Open Houses and started the celebrations by way of opening the Open Houses fortnight.

Caroline Woodward, event organiser, said: “The parade was great - the quality of the work produced by the schools was fantastic.

“We have been lucky to have been awarded two community grants this year to help develop the parade and extend its reach to children in our community. I would like to thank Worthing Community Chest and also the Community Initiative Fund for helping us.”

The parade was started at Denton Gardens before snaking its way along the seafront and through the shopping precint, finishing in Steyne Gardens.

Schools involved this year were Bramber Primary School, Broadwater Primary School, Chatsmore Catholic High School, Chesswood Junior School, Downsbrook Middle School, Durrington Federated Infant and Junior School, Elm Grove Primary School, English Martyrs Catholic Primary School, Hawthorns Primary School, Lyndhurst Infant School, Palatine Primary School, Springfield Infant School, St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Sir Robert Woodard Academy, Thomas A’Becket Junior School, West Park CE Primary School, and Whytemead Primary School.

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