The wonder of words go on parade at Alexandra Park

Date published: 21 June 2021

Alexandra Park Primary School pupils and staff staged a hugely successful vocabulary parade.

The annual celebration of vocabulary provides a chance to broaden children's knowledge of words.

It also showcased their creativity in thinking about how they can show each word.

The children were encouraged to make their own costumes by using recycled materials, or to come in clothes they already have rather than buying costumes.

In line with Covid-19 restrictions, this year's parade took place in the park rather than in the school hall, giving everyone a chance to see the amazing costumes the children created.

Mrs Seabright (Headteacher), Mrs Griffin (Deputy Headteacher) and Mrs Lynch (Admin Assistant) had the difficult challenge of choosing winners from each class.

Mrs Seabright said: "Thank you to the children and their families for getting involved in the event.

"The event promotes a love of language and helps children learn some very unusual and new words."

Mrs Nicholson-Hickling, PSHE leader and Year 5 teacher, said: "It's amazing to see all our children getting involved and being so creative.

"There is no limit to their creativity and it has been wonderful to see them applying vocabulary they have learned in school, as well as new interest words they have learnt outside of school.

"It really shows how much our children value reading and vocabulary as they rise to the challenge of showing off their knowledge."

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