Fancy Dress Carnival - Stella Maris Junior School - 2nd July 1954
Ready For A Tug After "Oranges And Lemons"
After a lapse of two years, the junior school fancy dress carnival was revived in all its colour and gaiety on Saturday to resume its place in the life of Stella Maris Convent School, Bideford.
Fairy, wizard and golliwog, Robind Hood, Bo-Peep and Contrary Mary and other characters from story book and nursery rhyme, mixed with nativesof other lands - the Indian prince, the Hawaian girl and the Texan - as nearly 200 children danced and played dleightfully on the sunlit lawn before a large audience of parents, friends and staff.
The kindergarten, too, made its contribution with nursery rhyme songs while parents and staff were invited to join in some of the dances.
Three parents, Mrs Logan, Mrs Lacey and Mrs Pringle, undertook the uneviable task of judging the costumes and presented awards to Barry Penn; Anthony Pepall; Christopher Little, Ruth Smallridge; Lesley Shaw; Beverley Fisk; Jacqueline Thurburn; Carol Needs; Caroline Blackmore. Sister Dominic, headmistress of the school, acted as master of ceremonies.