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Countdown to the first Dorchester Children’s Carnival

The Prince of Wales School Headteacher, Mr. Gary Spracklen says he is, “delighted that so many local organisations have signed up to the first ever Dorchester Children’s Carnival”.

The ‘Children’s Carnival’ is the first of it’s kind for the area and it’s aim is to celebrate the work of local children’s groups, societies and organisations. To date, a wider range of groups have already signed up, including Dorchester Army and Air Cadets, Dorchester YMCA Gymnastics Group, a host of local Brownie and Guide Groups and representatives from various Martial Arts groups.

The carnival will take place on Saturday 6th July 2019 and will welcome participants to join a parade which will begin in The Buttermarket, Poundbury.
Mr. Spracklen explains that, ‘the theme for the children’s carnival will be a ‘Celebration of Uniforms’ making it the perfect opportunity for children to wear their Brownie, Cub or Cadet uniforms with pride!’ He adds that, ‘all local children’s groups, societies and organisations are welcome’.

Mr. Spracklen states that ‘individual entries are also welcome from children dressed in fancy dress uniform. Our aim is to be a fully inclusive event’.

Parade Marshal and Girl Guide Leader Mrs. Linda Scott speaking about the new carnival concept said, ‘Children should be at the heart of any good community carnival and it’s great to see the team at The Prince of Wales School, The Prince of Wales School Association (POWSA) and Boo’s Toy Shop, Poundbury come together to fill a void left by the absence of Dorchester Carnival this year. There will be plenty of places for parents, carers and members of the public to view the procession in particular along Holmead Walk, Poundbury which provides raised grass bank areas for excellent viewpoints of the procession’.

The procession will conclude at The Prince of Wales School at around 12:00pm where the 2019 POWSA Summer Fayre will be in full flow! The Summer Fayre will include food, refreshments, games, activities and a host of entertainment – all adding to the carnival vibe.

To register your club/society’s interest in the 2019 Dorchester Children’s Carnival, please email for a registration form.

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