PONTELAND schoolchildren proudly showed off their colourful creations to culminate a special arts week.
The focus of this year’s event at Darras Hall First School was carnivals and other types of celebrations.
Each year group was involved and themes included Mexican festivals, clowns, a carnival of animals, different forms of music and Roald Dahl’s The Witches story.
For the finale, pupils and staff had a parade around the school complete with brightly coloured masks, costumes, puppets on long poles, chanting, beating drums and even a dressed up mannequin.
Arts Co-ordinator at Darras Hall, Chris Eblett, said: “There was plenty of noise and colour and the parade was a great way to finish the week, which everyone at the school really enjoyed.
“These activities are a fun learning experience as they introduce the pupils to different cultures and it’s great that all year groups could take part.
“We need to fund-raise for things like this ourselves and pupils are currently designing their own bags and T-shirts, with support from the PTA, to help with future events and projects.”