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Mardi Gras 2018

posted 9 Jul 2018, 06:42 by N Nelson

We were delighted to have been part of Mardi Gras 2018.

The overall theme was 'Global Biospheres' and our section represented the Seaflower Biosphere Reserve, San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina, Columbia. We were very pleased to have been awarded this area, as it provided great scope for 3D pieces and the use of bright colours which looked fantastic on the day. We were also able to recycle some of the costumes from our Rock Challenge performance which lends itself to the ethos of helping to protect our global biospheres.

A number of students were involved from across the age groups and this was a fantastic opportunity for them to learn new skills, make new friends and take part in a community event. We are very proud to be supporting the Mardi Gras, not only by participating but also by being able to offer community groups like the New Carnival Company space for their workshops since moving into our new school.  

Kate May, Teacher of Art

‘The students at Ryde Academy worked hard to make our section vibrant and lively. There was a great deal of enthusiasm for this year's parade in school and students enjoyed every aspect of the preparation as well as the day itself’.

Kate Lines, Teacher of Dance

‘I had the pleasure of choreographing and performing with the students at Mardi Gras this year. The project was fantastic for bringing together students of all backgrounds and abilities to represent the Academy in such a fun and positive way! I was very excited to have brought together the artistic and performance talent of the students at Mardi Gras!’