Newhaven Children’s Gala: what’s happening

(with thanks to Heather Suttie for sending in this information)

All welcome and no entrance fee!

The event starts with a parade of fishwives and fisherboys (from P1, P1/2, P6 & P7) which leaves Victoria Primary School at 1.15pm. We walk to the harbour to await the ‘Queen’ and her royal party, then parade back to Victoria Primary School where the crowning ceremony takes place.

Our VIP this year is Ben MacPherson, MSP. The parade will be led by piper Colin McNeil with the school Samba band joining in at the end with help from Pulse of the Place.  Newhaven Community Choir and Victoria Primary School children’s choir will sing a few songs. There will be stalls in the playground – food and activities, etc.

Timetable

time event detail
1pm Piper arrives
1.15-1.30pm Pulse of the Place with Victoria PS Band Newhaven Harbour
1.15pm approx Fisherwives and Fisherboys procession starts – flanked by stewards, led by piper Leaves from Victoria Primary School, travels west on Newhaven Main Street, through Fishmarket Square, across Lindsay Road into Newhaven Harbour
1.30pm approx The Conserver & ‘Royal Party’ arrive into the harbour The ‘Royal party’ disembarks and the parade reverses the route back to Victoria Primary School. See Procession order below.
1.50pm Newhaven Community Choir One song – Newhaven Harbour (tbc)
2.00pm Colin McNeil one song
2.05pm Crowning Ceremony and speeches Victoria Primary School garden
2.15pm Pulse of the Place with Victoria PS Band Playground
2.25pm Newhaven Community Choir Playground (4 songs)
2.35pm Photographs on stage for Royal Party Playground
24pm stalls and events/music PTA, Scouts, etc

Procession order: to the harbour

Piper
Miss Thomson and Ring Bearers
P1, P1/2 Fishwives and Fisher boys
P6 + P7 Fishwives and Fisher boys
Rest of school

Procession order: from the harbour

Piper
Miss Thomson and Ring Bearers
The ‘Royal party’
P1, P1/2 Fishwives and Fisher boys
P6 + P7 Fishwives and Fisher boys
Rest of school
Samba Band
Families

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