Circus Skills And Nautical Sculptures To Feature In School Carnival Event

fish sculptureIslanders will be entertained by a circus skills display next Tuesday.

The Schools’ Blue Wave event, which celebrates Scilly’s maritime heritage, is being extended into the evening with professional performers.

Over the last six weeks, students from the Five Islands School have been coached in performance art by mainland expert Wez Swain.

And they’ll show locals what they’ve learned during a procession from school to The Strand.

In the evening at 8pm in the Town Hall, six acrobats from The Swamp Circus will present a show based on a story of monsters appearing at a seaside holiday resort.

Lou Simmons, base leader at St Agnes School, says it will be a great day and night out. Tickets for the evening event are £7.50 for adults and £3.50 for youngsters.

School pupils have also been creating willow sculptures, based on a maritime theme, which will be carried in a procession from the school to Holgate’s Green, followed by samba music and dancing, to bring a touch of the Rio and the World Cup to Scilly, says Lou.

The off-island pupils have been working on the project separately, with their own themes, and Tuesday will be the first time they’ve brought it all together.

The Old Town Road will be shut between Nowhere and Mundesley at around 1.30pm next Tuesday with closure of The Strand soon after that, to ensure that the children remain safe during the parade. Drivers are being asked to avoid the route if possible.

A grant from the Scilly Lottery has helped support the event.