Carnival queen’s Olympic link
Immy, 18, is picked to fulfil special role on Barnstaple’s big day
A SHOWCASE role as Barnstaple’s carnival queen will follow a trip to the Olympics for 18-year-old Immy Dawes.
Immy, from Sticklepath, has been awarded free tickets to watch the volleyball at London 2012 in recognition of her sporting and community work.
The keen hockey and volleyball player is also continuing a family involvement with the Guiding and Scouting movement as the leader of the 1st Sticklepath Brownies, as well being a guide leader for the 1st Stickelpath Guides.
Immy has also represented Devon Girl Guiding at the World Girl Guiding Centre in Mexico.
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But she will swap Girl Guiding and sport for pageantry on September 22 when she heads the traditional carnival procession through the streets of Barnstaple.
Immy, who has been studying sociology, psychology, sport, health and social care at Petroc, said she had watched Barnstaple carnival since she was a child and was delighted to have been selected as queen, alongside carnival princesses Alana Manley, age six, and Saskia Vickery, nine.
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Both girls are pupils at Our Lady’s Primary School in Barnstaple and like Immy, are also keen on sports with Alana playing for the Carol Anne netball team and Saskia the Barnstaple Youth Football Club.