For the last few years our Year 4 classes have been taking part in the fantastic Festival of Light in Dartford. This year’s event was even more spectacular as it marked the festival’s 10th anniversary.
The children, accompanied be their parents/carers and teachers, took part in a procession alongside other local primary schools. They carried lanterns, made during a workshop with an artist from the Same Sky company. A roaming dinosaur, drummers on stilts, and an array of colourful lights were the order of the day. Around 1500 people enjoyed the event which started at One Bell Corner and included performances by the Folk in Fusion Drumming Collective, Bloco Fogo Samba and the Stilt Batteristas. The parade went from the High Street via Suffolk Road into the Orchards Shopping Centre, left out towards Holy Trinity Church before climaxing in Central Park. The entrance in Central Park was especially lit up for the occasion with amazing animal-like lanterns, as was the area around the Band Stand. The celebrations finished with speeches from the Mayor of Dartford Cllr David Mote and Leader of Dartford Borough Council Cllr Jeremy Kite, a trophy presentation and a spectacular fireworks display.
What a fantastic night it was! Thank you Dartford Council and the Cohesion Plus team for organising it.