Nature, Nurture and Nourishment

Wallingford Carnival

Stomp Float 2017 – We are so proud that we were overall float winners!

 

Our Float June 2015

It was raining, the pony had gone AWOL, the tandem had a puncture and the strong man had run out of puff! Despite which, the Gang rallied and began assembling for the Wallingford Carnival, the theme this year was the Circus.

We had decided on a walking float this year to enable the children to take centre stage and show off some of their skills…

Slowly but surely The Gang began to assemble...

Slowly but surely The Gang and their furry friends arrived…

With a few dabs of face paint...

In our mobile dressing room a few dabs of face paint were applied…

Or on the hoof...

Some performers took a bit of pinning down!

We were soon raring to go...

We were soon raring to go…

Ringmaster

The Ringmaster said a few final words…

There was a hula hooping troop...

The hula hooping troupe gathered…

A duo of...

A duo of…

Skippers...

Skippers preened themselves…

Scooting team...

Whilst the scooting team posed menacingly…

All too soon the judges began to circle…

Leading the way was…

Sam was on fire with her poi...

Sam who was ‘on fire’ with her poi…

Followed by…

A brace of gymnasts...

A brace of gymnasts…

Who were both agile...

Who were both agile…

Flexible...

And supple…

Followed by…

Our sycronised troupe of...

Our synchronised group of…

Hula hoopers, who were equally impressive...

Hula hoopers, who were equally impressive…

On the move...

On the move…

Or at...

Or at…

At a...

A…

Stand...

Stand…

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Still…

Coached by the lovely Sam and Kelsey...

Coached and escorted by the lovely Sam and Kelsey…

Followed by…

The dog walkers...

The dog walkers…

Who combined pet tricks...

Who combined pet tricks…

With ribbon twirling...

With ribbon twirling…

Followed by…

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Our top girl roller-blading…

Followed by….

The Ringmaster and her two backseat buddies...

The Ringmaster and her two backseat buddies…

Followed by…

Two handsome hunks...

Two handsome fellows…

Who danced...

Who danced…

Lifted weights, played music...

Lifted weights, played music…

And added an air of mystery...

And added an air of mystery…

Followed by…

Our skippers...

Our skippers…

Followed by…

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Some super speedy scooters…

Followed by…

Tandem...

The tarted up tandem…

Followed by…

Juggler...

A jovial juggler…

Followed by…

Bring up the rear, literally! Our pensive pony...

Bring up the rear, literally! Our pensive pony…

And so our eclectic Treehouse Travelling Circus meandered through the streets of Wallingford…

Exuding energy...

Exuding energy…

And enjoyment...

And enjoyment…

Whilst a...

Whilst a…

Large team...

Trusty…

Which included parents...

Team…

Which included parents...

Which included parents…

Friends...

Friends…

And grandparents, shook buckets for all they were worth...

Grandparents..

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And even broken siblings, shook their buckets for all they were worth!

They collected a staggering £712…which this year comes to The Treehouse School. Many thanks to all those who made a donation.

Our journey ended at the Hithercroft…

Where prizes...

Where prizes…

And Wallingford Mayor, Linda Atkins awaited us...

And Wallingford Mayor, Linda Atkins awaited us…

No entrants went away empty-handed and…

The Treehouse won no fewer...

The Treehouse won no fewer…

Than five...

Than five…

Awards!

Awards!

A big WELL DONE to EVERYONE...

A big WELL DONE to EVERYONE…

Our thanks to the Carnival Committee for allowing The Treehouse to organise the procession and undertake bucket collecting.

A BIG FAT THANK YOU to Sally for organising this part of the Carnival so efficiently.

And whether you were an organiser, bucket collector, decorator, costume supplier, performer, puncture repairer, photographer or the taxi service, your help was invaluable.  We are so lucky to have such a supportive, talented and creative bunch of people to call upon.  But as always, the children were the real stars of the show…
Such a lovely day…keeping traditions in the local community…alive and kicking!
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