SLIDESHOW: A fun filled week for schools as sun shines

Football, knitting and colourful carnivals are just some of the activities that children at schools in the area have been enjoying,

As the hot weather continues youngsters have been making the most of it.

Carnival day at Ladywood primary school in Kirk Hallam. Shelley Pointon with Oliver and Kiera with thier sunshine pasties.

Carnival day at Ladywood primary school in Kirk Hallam. Shelley Pointon with Oliver and Kiera with thier sunshine pasties.

At Granby Junior School on Charlotte Street pupils have been busy working on exhibits to display around the school to brighten it up in line with Erewash in Bloom. Each school year took part in the scheme, which saw the students build sculptures and bird scarers.

Pupils from the school are also pictured taking part in an annual community football match organised by the Action 4 Cotmanhay (A4C) group, when a team from the school took on one from Cotmanhay Junior School.

John Allen, events co-ordinator of A4C, said: “We would like to say a big thank-you to both teams, staff and all the great support we got from all who turned up to watch.

“At a time when the area comes in for a lot of bad press because of problems, it’s nice to see the community pull together and make this event a successful event and one we hope will carry on for many years.”

Carnival day at Ladywood primary school in Kirk Hallam. Lucy, Libby and Spencer playing the drums.

Carnival day at Ladywood primary school in Kirk Hallam. Lucy, Libby and Spencer playing the drums.

Our pictures also show that there was carnival fever in the air at Ladywood Primary School in Kirk Hallam when children dressed up as part of a themed week.

Donna Terry, from the school, said: “We had a carnival week in school where the kids made masks and did some drumming. We had a fun-day on Friday which parents were invited to and the kids got dressed up.”

The children had been covering carnivals as a topic in class and even made some sunshine pasties to eat on the day.

Donna added: “We had lovely weather and it was well attended.”

Meanwhile, world famous knitter Debbie Abrahams gave a demonstration to pupils at Cloudside Junior School in Sandiacre as part of the school’s knitting club, run by Margaret Brown.