Video: Moving on Parade in Lewes

The stars of the silver screen came to Lewes on Friday when the High Street was transformed into a red carpet of colour, rhythm and music for the Patina Moving On Parade.

More than 320 children from 14 schools across the area celebrated moving on from primary school in a magical carnival style celebration unique to Lewes.

Patina Moving On Parade.

Patina Moving On Parade.

This year’s theme was ‘Lights, Camera, Action!’ and each school had been busy interpreting the theme with creations and costumes that they made themselves with Patina artists to parade through the town.

The spectacle featured icons of the film industry, famous children’s movies and some original mini films that were acted out along the way.

The 14th Moving On Parade culiminated at The Paddock for a party open to all and featuring a huge drumming session involving all the children, Starfish bands, a bar and refreshments.

Caroline Croft, of Patina, said the children really look forward to their big Moving On day and it is always one to remember.

“All the schools involved have been terrifically supportive and we are delighted that six children from Chailey Heritage School for children with complex disabilities were moving on with us this year,” she said. “It is really wonderful to see how the whole town comes out to wish all the children involved well as they make the big move to secondary school.”