Tollgate’s Yr 5 took part in the first ever Eastbourne Light Festival on Friday 18th November. The number of pupils that turned out for the parade was staggering and everyone enjoyed the last of the sunshine as they followed the drummers and the giant puppet, Ziggy Stardust, through the town and along the seafront to Leaf Hall on Seaside. The Tollgate presence, alongside Bourne, Stafford and St. Thomas Becket was wonderful and the atmosphere was magical.
Passersby were mesmerised by the procession. Every excitable, enthusiastic Yr 5 participant celebrated the culmination of their comet lantern-making workshops with SameSky company earlier in November. It was a truly wonderful experience: one to be repeated in the future now that Tollgate has the carnival bug!