Dagenham school ushers in half term with Glastonbury-style festival

Sydney Russell School's own 'Glastonbury' festival featured, music, dance and speeches. Picture: Syd

Sydney Russell School's own 'Glastonbury' festival featured, music, dance and speeches. Picture: Sydney Russell School - Credit: Sydney Russell School

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Sydney Russell School's own 'Glastonbury' festival featured, music, dance and speeches. Picture: Syd

Sydney Russell School's own 'Glastonbury' festival featured, music, dance and speeches. Picture: Sydney Russell School - Credit: Sydney Russell School

Students and staff in Dagenham held their own Glastonbury-style festival last week.

Sydney Russell School in Parsloes Avenue, kicked off four days of dance, music and speeches showcasing pupils’ talents.

‘Glasto’ involved daily half-hour performances ranging from ukulele songs to talks on the importance of roast dinners.

A spectacular finale ushered the school in Parsloes Avenue into half term, where a crowd decked out in house colours enjoyed a face painting stall, photo booth and staff flash mob.

Sydney Russell School's own 'Glastonbury' festival featured, music, dance and speeches. Picture: Syd

Sydney Russell School's own 'Glastonbury' festival featured, music, dance and speeches. Picture: Sydney Russell School - Credit: Sydney Russell School


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“We’ve all been very excited about the school’s very own version of Glastonbury festival and hope that it can become an annual event,” said principal Janis Davis.

The event was a great opportunity for students to widen their cultural horizons and interests, she added.

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Aspiring media moguls used drones and video cameras to capture the festivities on the school’s news channel, SYDTY.

Sydney Russell School's own 'Glastonbury' festival featured, music, dance and speeches. Picture: Syd

Sydney Russell School's own 'Glastonbury' festival featured, music, dance and speeches. Picture: Sydney Russell School - Credit: Sydney Russell School

Sydney Russell School's own 'Glastonbury' festival featured, music, dance and speeches. Picture: Syd

Sydney Russell School's own 'Glastonbury' festival featured, music, dance and speeches. Picture: Sydney Russell School - Credit: Sydney Russell School

Sydney Russell School's own 'Glastonbury' festival featured, music, dance and speeches. Picture: Syd

Sydney Russell School's own 'Glastonbury' festival featured, music, dance and speeches. Picture: Sydney Russell School - Credit: Sydney Russell School

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