Chinese dragon in Wanstead Park for school carnival with a tale

PUBLISHED: 17:31 01 July 2013 | UPDATED: 17:38 01 July 2013

Chinese dancers perfoming to the parents and school

Chinese dancers perfoming to the parents and school


Wanstead Park was a riot of colour on Thursday as hundreds of children performed with costumes, masks, instruments and even a Chinese dragon.

Drummers perfoming to the parentsDrummers perfoming to the parents

Pupils from Highlands Primary School paraded from the school, in Highlands Gardens, to the park for a fete.

The carnival followed a story created by the children that took in countries around the world to illustrate UNICEF’s children’s rights.

The tale was of two friends who travelled through a portal around the globe and had different adventures in each place.

Each class represented a different country in elaborate costumes created at school. They then performed a national dance, including street dance, samba from Brazil and Russian folk dancing.

African dancers perfoming to the parents and schoolAfrican dancers perfoming to the parents and school

Organiser Sandy Kaur said parents and children had a “brilliant” day.

She added: “It was a huge success and there was so much positive feeling.”

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