Flower festival parade ends a Week of Wonder

Wybourn Flower Festival.

Wybourn Flower Festival.

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A FESTIVAL of flowers finished with a two mile parade around a Sheffield estate - the end of a week’s work exploring the faith of Buddhism.

Children at Wybourn Primary School visited the Sheffield Buddhist Centre at Hunters Bar as part of their studies, the latest in a series covering all the world’s major faiths.

Each class was asked to nominate a champion from their fellow pupils who best embodied Buddhist principles of being kind, helpful, generous and always trying to do their best.

Before the parade pupils, mums and dads shared a vegetarian packed lunch together in the school grounds before the crowning ceremony.

On a stage bedecked with flowers the 12 nominated children were then hailed as the Pride of Wybourn - and led the parade around the surrounding streets.

Headteacher Joanne Bradshaw said the route was packed with parents and local residents.

“Afterwards we were all buzzing. It was a fantastic event and one I will always remember,” she said.

“The children were escorted by police horses, parents acted as escorts, and the buses were all redirected.

“We also carried out collections for our Sport Relief mile, raising around £300. We call these events Wonder Weeks and they are a highlight of every term,” Joanne added.

n See next Tuesday’s Class Act for more pictures of the big parade.

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