Children from Chantry Primary Academy and Whitfield Primary Academy were excited to take part in the championship promotion celebrations last Sunday, 5th May.
Dressed in Luton Town Club themed carnival costumes, made in workshops along with the team at the UK Centre for Carnival Arts, the children were a colourful addition to the proceedings as they lined the streets to welcome the Luton Town Team buses into the town centre.
Thousands of fans crowded into St George’s Square to celebrate the promotion of Luton Town to the Championship League- their second league promotion in a row.
The Hatters were last relegated from the second tier in 2007 and dropped out of the Football League altogether between 2009 and 2014, so this was an important moment for the town and spirits were high.
Local band Rylands Heath provided live musical entertainment before the team arrived from Kenilworth road through the streets of Luton on an open-top bus.
Members of the team were interviewed on stage by BBC Three Counties radio. They were later welcomed by Mayor of Luton, Cllr Mohammad Ayub into the Town Hall for a civic reception, whilst large screens in St George’s Square displayed this season’s highlights.
Chantry Primary Academy said on Facebook “We had an awesome time in the town centre today, helping to welcome the League One champions to their promotion party! The children did a super job, and showed a great deal of patience throughout the day, representing Chantry & Whitefield absolutely brilliantly. Come on you Hatters!”