We had a great time taking part in the parade to celebrate Norwegian Constitution Day.
Before we went, we found about what this day means to Norwegians. We learned that on the 17th of May in 1814, Norway got its own royal family and constitution. They were able to make their own laws. We watched a clip of a parade in Norway and that gave us an idea of what to expect. It was even more fun when we went though!
We were all given flags and told to cheer as we made our way through the streets. We walked behind the pipe band and I think we made almost as much noise as them! The organisers said that we were the best class they had had on the parade over the years as we were the most enthusiastic!
Everyone was really well behaved and it was interesting to listen to the Orkney Islands Council Convener and the special guest from Norway. We enjoyed listening to the Papdale Choir and the Kirkwall City Pipe Band. It was great to see lots of Norwegians there in their traditional dress as well.
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