This year's Children's Parade theme was James and the Giant Peach and Durrington was responsible for creating the silk worm.
In April, an artist came into school to work with a group of year 5 children. The task was to create a willow silk worm for the parade. We started off by weaving strands of willow together to make circles. These circles were then attached together to form the body of the silk worm.
The completed structure:
A group of 24 children took part in an after school club throughout the summer term to continue working on the silk worm and create costumes for the paprade. The willow structure was covered in white tissue and hats and cloaks were made for the day. At the final club, we had a practise on the playground ready for the big day.
The Children's Parade 2016:
We started off from Denton Gardens along with 16 other schools, weaving our way along the seafront and through Worthing town centre. The children were all attached to the silk worm with threads, wearing rainbow colours to represent our school logo. Two children carried our brand new school banner. It was a great morning and all of the children represented their school beautifully. A special thanks to our year 5 children who carried the silk worm for the whole parade - I'm sure their arms ached for the rest of the day!