Medway Light Nights was a brilliant festival of light held in Rochester High Street last week. The town’s iconic historic buildings were lit up and transformed in a beautiful display that saw schools, local organisations and members of the public come together in celebration.
In preparation for the event, we were visited by local artists who provided a wonderful lantern-making workshop to our children. Pupils made lovely heart-shaped lanterns which they then decorated – we were so impressed with the creative designs they came up with!
On Friday night, our children took part in the Lantern parade, proudly displaying their lanterns as they marched up Rochester High Street. The street was lit up with fascinating videos and artwork, and the children gazed in awe at the buildings around them. There were also some extraordinary percussion bands who participated in the parade, contributing to the lively atmosphere and making it impossible not to dance! The parade ended at Rochester Castle, where we then had the chance to watch Icon Theatre’s ‘If Not Now’ performance, featuring students from The Victory Academy, our fellow Thinking School.
It was truly brilliant to be involved in an event which united the community in such a unique way, and to see our children embracing the opportunity to be creative, exhibit their work and have fun! Thank you to the artists who helped our students create their lanterns, to the staff who coordinated our participation in the event, and the children who represented our school so brilliantly.