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Dawlish Learning Partnership gets into Rio spirit!

July 5, 2014

thf_carnival2The Dawlish Learning Partnership, supported by THF, ran a terrific celebration of the Rio Carnival recently.  With workshops in 9 schools, a great variety of art work was on show at the Langstone Cliff Hotel where more than 200 parents, teachers, governors and friends joined over 100 young people representing their schools.  With dancing, singing, samba band and poetry reading, this was a real carnival!

Amazing pieces of artwork were produced with the children working with professional artists  to produce art from many different genres: screen printing, willow sculptures, mask-making and batik. Exminster, Kenn, Kenton, Cockwood, Starcross, Gatehouse and Westcliff Primary Schools, Dawlish Community College and Oaklands Park School were involved in the project and showcased their art. The DLP Choir, DLP Wind Band, Kenton Dance Group, Exminster Dance Group and Cockwood Samba Ensemble all took part.  It was a wonderful evening.

Dawlish Learning Partnership wrote:
Thanks to both the fantastic Daisi artists and Roger and Annie Kirk from The Helen Foundation whose funding allowed the Daisi artists to support our children in this project. 

Roger Kirk commented:
“what a superb event the DLP celebration was… we thoroughly enjoyed the evening.  Such a  wealth of artistic talent in so many areas!  Congratulations to everyone involved, young people, teachers and DLP staff.  It was terrific to see so many parents and relatives there, too.
Quite overwhelming!”

Click here to view the short video of a great event!

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