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Pupils stage Fijian carnival
5:00pm Wednesday 4th July 2012 in Local news
THE colour, music and dancing of a Fijian carnival filled a Colchester school.
Every pupil of Montgomery Infants and Nursery School took part in the festival.
Their costumes were created by the wives of the Fijian servicemen based at Colchester Garrison.
Headteacher Sally Leung said: “The carnival was wonderful, full of colour, dancing and singing.
“We had about 300 parents and all 250 children, aged from three to seven, joined in, as well as the staff.
“It was a celebration of Fijian culture and it was amazing.”
Entertainment included three African drumming groups and some of the boys learned a warrior dance from the soldiers, who wore traditional Fijian grass skirts.
More than 70 per cent of the pupils at the school in Baronswood Way are from military families.