Pupils from across Ashford got into the Olympic spirit last Tuesday as they performed in a world music festival to celebrate the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Children from Hamstreet, Great Chart, Downs View, Beaver Green and Godinton primaries took part in an Inspire Carnival at Highworth Grammar School where they participated in a number of interna- tional dance routines including the African gumboot dance and beatboxing.
Funded by The Kent Schools’ Funding Forum and Kent County Council, Inspired Ways to Rio encourages young people to increase their participation in sport leading up to the Rio games. Former Olympians and Paralympians also attended.
A KCC spokesman said: “Kent schools have always been exceptional in their response to the London 2012 Games pledge that
Clockwise, from above, Hamstreet school pupils take part in a South African gumboot dance as part of the Inspire Carnival which aims to encourage youngsters to take part in more activities ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio this year
Highworth 789 Choir
Downsview school pupils sing South African Songs