On Saturday we took part in the Okehampton Carnival and won second prize in class 10 - costumed collectors (non motorised vehicles). Thanks for the £15 prize money: we went back to the King's Arms afterwards and had a well deserved drink!
The day started at the King's where we did a bit of last minute finishing off to costumes. We had Turning Tides sea monsters which had lights in the heads. We had sea themed glowing lanterns and a cool band made up of drummers, Kath with shakers and the very awesome Stu on the glockenspiel. Then it was off to the conservative club for judging. The streetsof Okehampton were lined with hundreds of people, the weather was perfect and (despite it being a long walk) we all enjoyed the procession.
"Okehampton carnival was brilliant!" - said Gavin
"It was cold but fun" - said Meg
"I really liked the costume I wore, it's the most colourful I'll be all year!" said Tom
"It was a long way and my feet are hurting. Tomorrow I'm staying in bed!!" - said Stuart
Written by Stuart Raymont, Tom Stewart and Gavin Rough. Published by Dominic Palfreman.