Carnival 2021

At Novaschool Sunland International, we have always celebrated carnival with colour and music. On this special day, our students and teachers dress up with masks and costumes, making this day one of the most exciting and popular events in our school year.

Carnival is an Italian word meaning ‘carnevale’ which comes from the word ‘carne levare’ or ‘withdraw of meat’, a concept related to Lent.

Through the course of history, and across the globe, many different cultures and civilisations have dates dedicated to carnival-like celebrations. In Spain, sardines are traditionally buried at the end of festivities. In the past, they were burnt as fire was considered atonement for sins.

Each country has its own traditions… and every school celebrates it in its own manner!

Here at Novaschool Sunland, we decided to celebrate Carnival slightly differently this year. Given the current circumstances it is difficult to go to shops and buy costumes for the children. Therefore, each class was assigned a rainbow colour so that we can create a nice collage with all the photos and create a positive message in these difficult times.

We will show you the picture on our social networks very soon! 😉

 


Carnival Awards

On Tuesday, 12th March, the winners of the carnival competition were invited to the Principal´s office to be personally congratulated for their costumes as well as their ´carnival-like´ behaviour on the day. Winners were chosen based not only on costume, but also on how they acted the part. The children sat in the Principal´s office and spoke to him about their costumes. After that, they were each awarded a book voucher for 5 euros to spend at Bookworld to buy books in English.