Children from schools across the country took part in the Seychelles Kiddies Carnival, a special carnival dedicated to the children, giving them the chance to display their talents and creativity.
It was all about creativity, colors, and movement on Sunday afternoon in Victoria, a few hours before the sixth Carnaval International de Victoria came to a close.
They used recycled materials such as wood, newspapers, cartons, plastic bottles, and bags, among others, to design their costumes.
The primary schools were free to choose their own theme for their floats. Circus, tropical garden, breakfast time, pirates, colorful butterflies in paradise, a day out beneath the sky with the umbrella were some of the themes which the schools adopted.
Floats paraded from the entrance of Paradis des Enfants, to the VIP and jury stand at the Oceangate House, going round the Bicentennial monument, down 5th June Avenue and back in the Paradis des Enfants fun park.
A series of activities for the family was organized there for one and all to enjoy.
The best floats in the Kiddies Carnival were later rewarded, with La Retraite primary winning the best overall presentation award. Bel Eau primary clinched two awards ̶ most environmentally-friendly float and biggest group. The team from Grand Anse Mahe primary won the best effort award, while Anse Etoile’ primary was rewarded for being the most creative.
Anse Aux Pins’ primary with their umbrella theme, scooped the prize for best display while Au Cap won the best costumes prize.
The prize-giving ceremony was held at the Paradis des Enfants fun park in the presence of representatives of the Seychelles Tourism Board, sponsors, teachers and school children, parents, and a large number of people who were enjoying the family-fun day.
Seychelles is a founding member of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) .