St Chad’s pupils celebrate Easter in style

Winners of the Easter Bonnet competition at St Chad's Primary School, Stoke Lodge, Bristol. L-r: Macs Rakowski (Y1), Scarlett Burley (Y2), Henry Webb (EYFS) and Elsie Brunt (EYFS).

Pupils at St Chad’s Primary School in Stoke Lodge decided they wanted to see in the start of the Easter Weekend with a whole school celebration.

Pupils from all classes and all ages were invited to design an Easter Bonnet, reflecting the changing of the seasons and the arrival of the Easter Weekend and to share their creation during a special celebration in school. The pupils and families took to the challenge set by the school PTA (Friends) with their usual wholehearted gusto, producing an amazing array of bonnet based art works.

The pupils had a chance to share their creations in a special whole school assembly where the hats were paraded in a tremendous spectacle of bunnies and eggs, crosses and colour, and ended with six pupils being crowned the overall winners. The winning pupils were rewarded with chocolate gifts when their bonnets were judged the best in their Key Stage groups, but all of the bonnets were real head-turners and headteacher Darren Brown admitted that selecting the winners was a near impossible task as all of the pupils had made such an astounding effort.

Some of the winners were: Elsie Brunt (EYFS), Henry Webb Macs Rakowski (Y1), Scarlett Burley (Y2) and Levi Hanh (Y3).

It was so well supported that even parents of children who were ill and at home were posting pictures of their completed bonnets on the PTA (Friends) website – now that’s dedication!

Mr Brown commented : “We always have a lot of fun building on the enjoyment of learning with exciting events at St Chad’s. If you would like to know more about the type of events St Chad’s holds, see some of the school newsletters on our website:

Special Easter assembly at St Chad's Primary School, Stoke Lodge, with pupils wearing Easter bonnets that they had created.

Photos: 1 Prize winners (l-r): Macs Rakowski (Y1), Scarlett Burley (Y2), Henry Webb (EYFS) and Elsie Brunt (EYFS). [hi-res on Facebook] 2 All the competition entrants. [hi-res on Facebook]

This article originally appeared in the April 2016 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine, delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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