A school carnival returned to the Chesham streets with an environmental theme this year.

The famous Schools of Chesham Carnival saw a celebratory progression through the town centre, and carnival stalls and entertainment in Lowndes Park.

A total of 12 schools took part in the fun day, each representing a specific environmental theme in their carnival outfit ranging from ‘Love our Oceans’, ‘Wildflowers’, ‘Chalk Streams’ to ‘Endangered Species’ among others.

Sally Hills, chair of the Schools of Chesham Carnival committee, said: “The Schools of Chesham Carnival has been part of Chesham for over 40 years.  Following a difficult couple of years for everyone, the Carnival made a welcome return on Saturday, June 11 2022 with a fantastic procession through the town with eleven local schools taking part as well as local groups and businesses. 

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“The fun continued in Lowndes Park with attractions, stalls and performances.  The weather was kind to us and the day was a fantastic success for the community.  The theme this year was topical with climate change and the effects in the news and “Love Our Planet” has never been more important.

The participating schools were Hawridge and Cholesbury C of E School, Chesham Bois C of E School, Newtown School, Chartridge Combined School, Little Missenden C of E School, Ley Hill School, Chenies School, Ivingswood Academy, Brushwood Junior School, Elmtree Infant School, Waterside Primary Academy and Thomas Harding Junior School.

Other floats saw the Chesham All Girls Band, Parachutes For The Planet supported by Extinction Rebellion Chesham, and Ley Hill School cheerleaders march through the town centre.