The children from Monkshouse Primary School were getting fully involved in Easter celebrations last Wednesday.
Nursery and reception class decorated the plastic eggs themselves. The children, age three to five, then hunted the eggs as well as chicks and rabits (not real of course), which were hidden in the school’s nursery garden and playground.
Parents were invited to help with the search for the hidden items.
Once enough eggs and things had been collected, the children could swap them for prizes like bubbles and chocolate.
The nursery and reception class have been learning about Easter in school, the meaning of it and why it’s not all about eating chocolate!
The Easter festival, an old and important festival in the Christian calender, is the celebration that is Easter Sunday. a time when most people get together with their families and share a meal.
Easter also signals the end of Lent, the traditional time for fasting. Eggs have always been associated with the rebirth of spring.
Nursery teacher at the school Nicky Clarke said: “After the hunt there were stalls selling picture frames hand made by the children. There were also cakes and drinks available.”