the roald dahl festival, 3 july 2010
roald dahl parade - fantastic mr fox
Aylesbury’s Roald Dahl Festival is an annual event held in celebration of the works of Roald Dahl, internationally renown author.
The event offers a fantastic day out for all of the family with a wide variety of activities held throughout the day including the Roald Dahl Parade, where giant animated puppets, created by young people throughout the vale, are carried through the streets of old Aylesbury.
Each year participating secondary schools are given a week to produce the magnificent creations and each receive support and guideance from local artists.
This years parade is being held on the 3rd July, celebrating Roald Dahl’s book – Fantastic Mr Fox.
Aylesbury Vale Academy Continues Tradition
Aylesbury Vale Academy are proudly continung Quarrendon School’s tradition, whose involvement spans back to the very first festival in 2003, by participating in this years parade.
Sixteen Year 9 students recently spent a week at the Academy working solidly creating 4 giant puppets - Mable, the Tree the foxes live in, a Tractor and Mr Fox himself!
The tractor alone demanded the attention of 5 students, and more hands were required at the end of the week to finalise the decoration on the huge masterpiece! The students worked very hard all week and have created some fantastic entries.
Well done to those involved and a big thank you to Sarah, Emma and Olivia – the team of artists who lead the activity over the week and of course Miss Dadson and Mr Brown!
Why not come along to the festival and see for yourself. The parade is on Saturday 3rd July, and starts off in Aylesbury Town centre at 11am. Further information about the festival can be found here.