JOINING IN: CVAS pre-kinder students Lanai Parry, Lily Leven and Caroline Mostert at the Jacaranda Parade of Youth on Saturday. Photo: JoJo Newby
JOINING IN: CVAS pre-kinder students Lanai Parry, Lily Leven and Caroline Mostert at the Jacaranda Parade of Youth on Saturday. Photo: JoJo Newby

Kids flag interest in festival activity

GRAFTON Shoppingworld will be adorned with the banners from the Jacaranda Festival Parade of Youth for the remainder of the festivities.

The banners received their first outing on Saturday morning when more than 150 students from 12 schools paraded their efforts down Prince St.

The winner of the banner competition, themed around the Early Ferries of the Clarence, was St. Josephs.

St. Mary's finished second with Grafton Public School third.

Jacaranda Festival manager Kristy Schrader said the parade played an essential role in maintaining the connection between the festival and schools.

She said the connection was even more important this year as Jacaranda Thursday is not a public holiday so students are required to attend school on the day.

Ms Schrader said the committee had met with education authorities to plan how best to get children involved.

"We discussed how we could encourage more school participation," she said.



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