Hundreds of students, from high and primary schools throughout the island were among the colourful display and spectacle that is always associated with the parade.
The theme chosen for this year’s Children Carnival was ‘St. Kitts-Nevis Culture and Future’.
The costume bands were divided into 4 zones, with each depicting a different characteristic.
Representing Zone 1 were schools from East Basseterre to Central Basseterre, including St. Peters. They depicted ‘Features from Sea life’.
Zone 2 featured schools from West Basseterre and they presented ‘INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY’.’ Schools from Old Road to St. Paul’s celebrated SOCA MUSIC and represented zone 3.
Schools from Newton Ground to Cayon were placed in ZONE IV and depicted AGRICULTURE AND SELF-RELIANCE, while Zone 5 was comprised of private schools, Nevisians and returning nationals
The route for the Children’s Carnival parade, which got off to a very late start, though advertised for 2:00pm, was as follows:
Starting at the Patsy Allers playfield on Wigley Avenue, the parade moved east along Cayon Street, then took a right onto Church Street, a left onto Liverpool Row, then a left onto Fort Street, then a right on to Cayon Street, then right on to West Independence Square Street. It then took a right on to the Bay Road, then right on to Fort Street, ending at Warner Park.