Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Pictures: Brazilian carnival time in Barnstaple

16:57 21 July 2014

Pupils and staff from Our Lady’s School take to the streets to celebrate the land of samba.

THE noise and atmosphere of Rio came to a quiet Barnstaple suburb on Monday as pupils and staff from Our Lady’s School took to the streets for a Brazilian Carnival.

The lively spectacle was watched by parents and residents as the whole school set off for a parade around nearby streets in colourful costume and with a variety of instruments they had created.

To tie in with the 2014 World Cup, pupils have spent the past term learning about Brazil, its people and customs.

After the parade – three whole circuits – the school gathered for samba dancing in the hall followed by a themed lunch.

* For more pictures CLICK HERE or watch our video.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other North Devon Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by North Devon Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique North Devon Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

27 minutes ago

Devon County Council says many arrived ‘with just the clothes on their backs’ and urgently need a range of clothing

Read more
21 minutes ago

Abseilers do their bit to help the hospital charity Over and Above

Read more

The couple will be entering their best Nordman Fir into the British Christmas Tree Growers Association’s annual competition in Swansea tomorrow (Wednesday).

Read more

Find out what’s going on in Bideford this October half term with the full Wicked Week programme here.

Read more

Barnstaple hotelier completes huge renovations, gutting the restaurant and bar and completely revamping the bedrooms - take a look inside.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:19

Police said a person dressed in black wearing a ski mask fled from the scene after front door of property was shot.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:37

Barnstaple Pannier Market, Sunday, November 6

Read more
Yesterday, 11:37

Duncan Hughes has completed the 78.6 mile Atlantic Coast Challenge for charity

Read more
Yesterday, 10:51

Refugees are set to take up ‘emergency accomodation’ in Torrington after leaving Calais camps this week.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:29

Family fun night with spooky surprises at Bideford Fire Station on Monday, October 31

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 10°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications