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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:39 am 
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Hi KES parents, can anyone who's been there already tell me the timings for the Shakespeare birthday parade? At about what time do we need to be there, or at least drop the boys off? I have an appointment and wondering if I need to change it, but other than a short paragraph in end of term letter, I can't find any letter referring to timings.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:24 am 
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I'm afraid I can't remember the exact timings from last year, but I seem to recall the youngsters needed to be there quite early.

According to this, the parade starts at 10.30am and I'm pretty sure they have to arrive a fair time before this:

http://www.shakespearescelebrations.com ... on-parade/


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:30 am 
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Ok, sufficient info to change the appointment, thank you!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:36 pm 
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Last year the boys had to arrive at 9.30am. They might need to walk a few hundred metres to school as the roads in the town centre get blocked off. After the parade (11.45ish) they can either leave from the church or they can get a donut and drink from the Dining Hall at school. Hope this helps.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:24 pm 
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Thanks,he'svery happy about the donut!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:44 pm 
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Tours of Big School will be being offered all afternoon after the Parade finishes (and the Sunday, too, I believe) so be aware that your sons may be asked to sign up to "host" those too...


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 2:18 pm 
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They can ask if they'd like but I won't be pushing him, think giving up a morning is a tradition worth upholding (though he is an end of august baby but still not the youngest by one, so doesn't get to carry the flag which I m very cross about!!!!) - but I feel happy keeping the afternoon for the family I think. All about balance isn't it?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 4:29 pm 
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It is about balance - for us, with two boys who want to go on the sports tours, and as it is a requirement of those that they contribute to fundraising activities and as they are in town anyway, it kills two birds with one stone!

I would thank your lucky stars he isn't carrying the flag - the best bit for the boys is parading with their mates, which, unfortunately, the youngest doesn't get to do, so I think he has had a lucky escape!


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