Wonder pupils win prestigious Carnival mask competition – for the second year running.

By Jill Dando News

The Pupils at Pawlett Primary School Academy in Somerset won Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival mask competition for the second year running.

Every child in Pawlett school was given the chance to put their ideas forward for the masks and were absolutely thrilled to win the award again.

Their eye-catching designs included different textures, Crown 3D, Paddington Bear and more.

Pupil drawing Paddington Bear

One pupil even draw the sandwiches at Paddingtons tea party adding ham, lettuce and tomato!

In the wide array of superb mask themes, pupils chose variations including ‘Jubliation’, represented with lots of rainbows, stars and colour.

Another class chose the theme which meant celebrating, music, dancing, street parties and references from the Queens Jubilee parade.

All the masks created by local schools were put on display in shops in the town centre and children were encouraged to follow the trail and discover all the entries.

Principal, Emma Barker said: “The pupils are so brilliant. This was a tremendous example again of how team work works!

“The masks were so creative and everyone enjoyed the activities in this amazing annual carnival event. We are so proud of all the pupils.”

The Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival is a tradition in the local town of Bridgwater. 

It started with townsfolk parading to the bonfire in the centre of the town, many disguising their identities in costumes and masks, a practice which enabled them to get up to all sorts of harmless mischief. 

In 1880 the mischief got a little out of hand and a controlling committee was formed and an annual procession was organised so local people could witness the magnificent costumes and masks which were, by now, a major feature in the festivities.

The Pawlett school site is in one of Britain’s most picturesque settings near the Mendip Hills one inhabited by King Alfred the Great.

Last year pupils and staff unveiled their stunning new Learning Lodge with hexagonal features and sensory plants – opening up even more opportunities for outside learning.

Their new Learning Lodge supports all subjects including maths, English, religious education, computing, Science and more.

Pupil drawing one of the Queen’s Corgis

The school, which has a history in the village over 150 years ago, is situated in incredibly stunning grounds with sports pitches, a forest school, adventure playground, and next door to a state-of-the-art community club with a 3G football pitch.

It has its own Jill Dando News Centre for pupils.

If you’d like to know more about the school, get in touch info@ppsa.theplt.org.uk

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