PICTURE GALLERY: Carnival fun on Abbey estate in Thetford

Community spirit was in full flow as the Abbey estate in Thetford staged its second carnival.

Among the highlights of the day on Friday was a colourful procession - led by the Norwich Road Samba Band - from the Bishop's Primary School around the estate.

There was a theme of literary genre for costumes and staff and pupils let their imaginations run riot as they picked a wide variety of themes from Robin Hood to Noah's Ark to Greek legends to native American Indians.

'It was a lovely day and such a positive atmosphere,' said Bishop's headteacher Clare Cook.

'The weather was great and people came out of their houses to watch the procession.'

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During the day there were stalls and displays at the school by various organisations and people from the Abbey estate joined in a picnic on the playground at lunchtime.

After the procession there were a range of performances by pupils including recorders, street dance, the choir and a ukele.

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Mrs Cook praised pastoral outreach worker Carl Clark for organising the day.

'It really brought the school and community together,' said Mrs Cook.

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