Well, I am feeling quite dumb. It is VERY late in the day for this post, which should have reminded you probably a few days ago that Patina’s Moving On Parade takes place tomorrow. But I’m doing it now anyhow…
Above is a flower-topped poster for this year’s parade – and I hope Patina won’t mind me dragging a few images from its website so you can see some of the amazing paper costumes from the ‘Oh I do like to be beside the seaside’ event of last year.
Patina is an fantastic group run by parents and dedicated volunteers to make leaving primary school and ‘moving on’ to secondary something magical for the children of 15 schools in and near Lewes. Each year there’s a theme (this year decided at ‘Lights, Camera, Action!’ after mysterious chalked graffiti asking ‘what’s your dream theme?’ started appearing all over town).
I can’t emphasise enough how wonderful and important the Moving On Parade is. It’s a creative carnival that requires hours of input and energy from many people – the kids included. And it requires – like almost everything – money. Patina aims to raise £10,000 each year, so please donate below by following the link (I’m guessing this will likely go towards next year’s effort now).
Whatever the weather, we should all go and cheer them on tomorrow! And to those heading on to secondary this year, a happy Moving On to you!
THE MOVING ON PARADE 2014
Starts and begins: The Paddock, Lewes. Starfish Youth Music plays a gig at the end!
Donations: via the website, or text PATN14 £2 to 70070
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