On Saturday 1st of July a pedestrian procession will take to the streets to celebrate the vibrant and creative community of SW1. Last year 250 local children, young people and adults dressed-up and danced through the streets. This year we aim to make it even bigger and better – with your help. The Parade starts at 12pm but we will meet a little before to get into position and warm up. When we get closer to the day we will send detailed instructions and the route for the day. Following feedback we have shortened the route so it will take no more than half hour. The parade will end in St George’s Square Gardens, where you will join the Gala Day and can take part in all the fun on offer. What is the theme?
The theme for this year’s children’s parade SW One-World. We want to inspire the next generation to celebrate our multi-cultural community, your parade group could choose to dress as your favourite flag, in a traditional costumer or by dress or style inspired by your favourite countries.
At the end of the Parade there will be a Costume Competition on the main stage, where all taking part will have the opportunity to win great group prizes.
We are inviting schools, youth clubs, children’s services and community groups to take part, get creative and be part of their local community.
If you need any information don’t hesitate to get in touch via email firstname.lastname@example.org
We will send out more information about getting ready for the parade ( dressing up, decor etc) closer to the day, as well as more information about the logistics for arriving and taking part.
Please be aware that all Parade groups taking part are responsible for looking after and managing all children and young people in their care during the Parade and when arriving at the festival.
On the day your group will need to have a named lead. We will email the the named lead and ask them to submit a form with the names of all participants, and will the named lead be responsible for ensuring that all participants under 18 years of age have an armband displaying the lead’s phone number.