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Wednesday 27th June – Important Circus 250 letters sent home today

Hi all, Please look out for two important letters providing information about arrangements for the upcoming Circus 250 celebrations: a letter has been sent to the parents of the 90 children taking part in the parade on Saturday 7th July. It provides details of the arrangements for the day.  Please keep safe for your reference […]


Wednesday 27th June – LiT hand over to Casus in the run up to circus festival

Having worked with the children since January, the time has come for LiT to hand over to renowned Australian circus company Casus to get the children’s routines ready for the circus showcase on 11th July.  Three tutors from Casus – Vince, Loki and Jesse – will be working  intensively with Y6 over the next week […]


Saturday 23rd June – Circus 250 Mas Camp

A huge thanks to everyone who came along this morning to help get the costumes finished for the parade.  Our task was huge:  to complete the 90 ruffs and hats that’ll be worn by the children on the parade, and we did it!  A big thank you also goes to Kirsteen, our costume artist, who […]


Sunday 17th June – Year 6 Circus update

As you know, the main showcase for our Year 6 children will be a performance in a circus Big Top tent in Chapelfield Gardens in the week following the Lord Mayor’s Celebration Weekend.  This performance will take place at 1.30pm on Wednesday 11th July.  Please have this date in your diary.  We’ll release the information […]


Sunday 17th June – Circus 250 Mas Camp reminder

We are now moving into the final stages of our preparations for the Lord Mayor’s Celebration Weekend parade for Circus 250.  The first diary date is Saturday 23rd June (this coming Saturday) where the school will be hosting a ‘mas camp’ led by our costume artist Kirsteen.  The event will run in the school hall […]


Tuesday 12th June – Circus 250 elephants make their debut in Great Yarmouth

Please look at the links below from the EDP which cover Great Yarmouth’s Carnival and Festa Fiesta at the weekend. http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/crowds-set-to-flock-to-seafront-for-carnival-and-festa-fiesta-this-weekend-1-5550284 http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/carnival-parade-enjoys-sunshine-and-crowds-in-yarmouth-1-5554729  


Monday 4th June – behind the scenes with the Circus 250 elephants

If you have not already seen it, take a look at this article which provides a behind the scenes look at the life-size elephant puppets being built for the Circus 250 parade.  The work is being led by Ali MacKenzie from Norwich-based community arts organisation Tin House, who worked with Wensum last year on our first Working […]


Thursday 24th May – costume making for Circus 250

Costume artist Kirsteen joined us today to lead four workshops for Circus 250.  45 children from Y3 and 5 worked with her across the day to print patterns and shapes onto red and black t-shirts. These will form part of the circus clown-themed costumes the children will wear on the parade.  We will be holding […]


Wednesday 23rd May – large Circus 250 flags finished

Norwich City Council have sent through these two photographs of the completed large-format flags for the parade.  These were designed by the children across the participating schools and we started work on ours when we had the afternoon at Blackfriars Hall.  As you can see the flags are huge and will be positioned at the […]


Tuesday 22nd May – Circus 250 flag making

45 children from Y4, 5 and 6 joined artists Lisa (from Kinetica) and Kate today to complete the 20 small flags for the Lord Mayor’s Celebration Weekend parade.  They applied the dye really carefully and were a delight to work with.  The flags will now be taken back to Kinetica’s studio in London where the […]