Fairy­tale day for schools car­ni­val

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

Held on Satur­day June 10, thou­sands of peo­ple lined the town’s streets with the pro­ces­sion of floats, rep­re­sent­ing lo­cal schools, busi­nesses, clubs and char­i­ties, at­tract­ing peo­ple in their num­bers.

The theme for this year’s car­ni­val was Fairy­tales and peo­ple fully em­braced the spirit in fancy dress, with the money raised shared be­tween the nine in­fant and ju­nior schools that take part.

Sally Hills, car­ni­val rep­re­sen­ta­tive for Hawridge and Choles­bury School and sec­re­tary and trustee of the Schools of Che­sham Car­ni­val Com­mit­tee said: “It was a fan­tas­tic day.

“There were lots of happy faces. It was re­ally nice in the nice weather.

“It was nice to bring the com­mu­nity and all the schools to­gether.”

The Che­sham car­ni­val be­gan in 1974, af­ter found- er David Steel saw how much fun peo­ple had at a pram race in the town. He con­vinced a group of res­i­dents and par­ents to form The Schools of Che­sham Car­ni­val Com­mit­tee.

Mr Steel died in 2012, but his legacy lives on with a tro­phy named in his hon­our, which is awarded to a per­son or team mak­ing an out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion to the day.

Schools of Che­sham 2017 Fairy­tales Pro­ces­sion re­sults: New­town School with Peter Pan Elmtree School with Sleep­ing Beauty Brush­wood School with Snow White Hawridge and Choles­bury School with The Lit­tle Mer­maid and Thomas Hard­ing School with Cin­derella Che­sham Bois School with Jack and the Beanstalk Water­side School with Alice In Wonderland Game­keep­ers Lodge

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