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Spalding Amateur Dramatic Operatic Society (SADOS) teams up with St Paul’s School pupils in World of Disney float at Spalding Flower Parade





School pupils are teaming up with an amateur dramatics society to take part in the flower parade.

Youngsters at Spalding St Paul’s will take part in the movie-themed Spalding Flower Parade with members of the Spalding Amateur Dramatic Operatic Society (SADOS).

Their float, number 24 in the parade, will celebrate Disney characters - with costumes and singing planned, with 10 children and 15 members of the society walking alongside the float.

Members of SADOS (Spalding Amateur Dramatic Operatic Society) make flowers for their float at Spalding Flower Parade. Top: left to right: Hayley Reed, Lauren Lee, James Emmett-Laing, Nathan Shortland, Paul Coleman. Below: left to right: Jessica Forbes and Rebecca-mae Jones. PHOTO 4: SUBMITTED
Members of SADOS (Spalding Amateur Dramatic Operatic Society) make flowers for their float at Spalding Flower Parade. Top: left to right: Hayley Reed, Lauren Lee, James Emmett-Laing, Nathan Shortland, Paul Coleman. Below: left to right: Jessica Forbes and Rebecca-mae Jones. PHOTO 4: SUBMITTED

SADOS committee member Lauren Lee is a teacher at St Paul’s, with final rehearsals under way for the big day.

She said: “We have a float in the parade and the theme is the world of Disney.

“They all loved it last year, walking around, and kept asking when they could do it again.

Members of SADOS (Spalding Amateur Dramatic Operatic Society) make flowers for their float at Spalding Flower Parade. PHOTO 1: SUBMITTED
Members of SADOS (Spalding Amateur Dramatic Operatic Society) make flowers for their float at Spalding Flower Parade. PHOTO 1: SUBMITTED

“They are absolutely ecstatic and they can't wait.”

The teacher hopes being part of the parade will be memories that will last a lifetime - following on from an appearance last year too.

She said: “Seeing their faces last year as a teacher made me feel so proud of them as well.

Members of SADOS (Spalding Amateur Dramatic Operatic Society) make flowers for their float at Spalding Flower Parade. PHOTO 2: SUBMITTED
Members of SADOS (Spalding Amateur Dramatic Operatic Society) make flowers for their float at Spalding Flower Parade. PHOTO 2: SUBMITTED

“There is a sense of pride representing their school and doing something a little bit different.”

The youngsters will be dressing up as Buzz and Woody from Toy Story and characters from the film Moana and Cinderella.

Mrs Lee said: “The kids are loving it.

Members of SADOS (Spalding Amateur Dramatic Operatic Society) make flowers for their float at Spalding Flower Parade. PHOTO 3: SUBMITTED
Members of SADOS (Spalding Amateur Dramatic Operatic Society) make flowers for their float at Spalding Flower Parade. PHOTO 3: SUBMITTED

“They will be singing the You’re Welcome song from Moana.

“This will be their moment in the spotlight.”

The school and the society paired up last year for the parade which was brought back by Stephen Timewell following a 10-year break and it is hoped that the collaboration will bring a future generation to the society.

SADOS performed Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em at the South Holland Centre. Charlie Russell playing the iconic role as Frank Spencer, wearing the familiar beret. PHOTO: SUBMITTED
SADOS performed Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em at the South Holland Centre. Charlie Russell playing the iconic role as Frank Spencer, wearing the familiar beret. PHOTO: SUBMITTED

Mrs Lee said: “When it came back we jumped at the chance to be part of it as some had never seen the flower parade.

“It definitely gets the name of SADOS and our school out there and we hope to get them involved in future productions.

“They are destined for the stage and just need a stage to perform on.”

Tilly Hoyles-Simpson is chair of SADOS, one of the longest serving amateur dramatics societies in the country, who have performed plays such as Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em at the South Holland Centre in Spalding.

The society is still looking for a permanent base to rehearse and to store scenery and members are preparing their next production at the theatre, An Unexpected Guest, written by Agatha Christie, November 13-16.

The Spalding Flower Parade takes place on Saturday May 11, with floats leaving the Castle field at 11am. There will then be activities at the Castle site on Saturday night and throughout Sunday.

Visit https://www.spaldingflowerparade.org.uk/spalding-flower-parade for further details.

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