Pictures by Kevin Hall
Fair Trade & Fine Weather Rye College brought colour and rhythm to the town on Saturday 17 July when their annual Carnival, supported by other areas of the community, burst in a blaze of colour, through the streets.
The parade was led by Deputy Mayor, Councillor Lorna Hall who was absolutely delighted with the efforts of the School. “It was lovely and sunny and there were hundreds of people in the town watching. The procession went along the Grove, up Landgate, along the High Street, up East Street stopped at the Town Hall for some chanting, then down Lion Street, and back down Market Road to Cinque Ports Street and back to the school. The theme was Fairtrade.
The school fete which followed was really well attended – games, bouncy castles, cakes, teas, tombola, plant stalls etc…. It was a really well supported occasion and I was proud to be part of it” Lorna told “Rye’s Own”. The Deputy Mayor, standing in for the Mayor, Councillor John Breeds while he is holidaying in Wales, was especially pleased to be representing Rye for this amazing event staged by pupils and teachers. It is aimed at forging a stronger bond between Rye College and townspeople. It has certainly done that.
The ‘Bloco’ drum band, who added great sounds to the colour of the procession, have become famous for their enthusiastic, polished performances. They are invited to many events around the Home Counties and recently performed at the all day mini Olympics in Brighton. They can be seen locally again on 18th September when they will be performing at Dancing with Dabs on Hastings sea front.
Rye’s Own August 2010
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