Sturry CE Primary School significantly contributed to this year’s Canterbury Christmas Light Parade. Children from the school, dressed in simple yet eye-catching costumes, brought a sense of excitement and community spirit to the event. Each holding a handmade lantern, they marched through the historic streets of Canterbury, culminating their journey at Dane John Gardens, surrounded by their proud teachers and parents.
Organized by Canterbury BID, the parade this year took a new route, attracting a larger crowd. The participation of Sturry CE Primary School was a key highlight, demonstrating their engagement with local traditions and communal events.
The event was graced by the presence of the Lord Mayor of Canterbury, Cllr Jean Butcher, and the Lady Mayoress, Di Baldock, lending it an official air. Performances by the Marlowe Theatre Pantomime cast, along with music from local bands, added to the festive ambiance.
The presence of Sturry CE Primary School in the parade stood out as a vibrant and engaging element. The school’s involvement not only added to the parade’s overall appeal but also reinforced the sense of community among its pupils and staff. Participation in the parade provided the children with an opportunity to engage with the broader Canterbury community, highlighting the value of coming together to celebrate festive occasions.