IT is bonnets, bunnies and eggs galore in Derbyshire as the young and young at heart gear up for the Easter celebrations.
Last week, school children across the county were busy making Easter-themed treats in anticipation of the biggest date in the Christian calendar.
At Calow Primary School, nursery children made finger puppets and did some ‘egg rolling’ and all pupils made Easter cards to take home.
Activities finished with a service at St. Peter’s Church, Calow, where children performed a number of songs for a packed congregation, sang hymns and joined in prayer.
Headteacher Martin Thacker, said: “While it is fun for children to get involved in a range of activities linked with Easter tradition and think of how many Easter eggs they are going to receive, as a Church School it is important for us to help children understand the true meaning of Easter.”
And at ABC Nursery on Inkersall Green, the tots got involved making bonnets for a parade in front of their parents last Friday. Similar Easter-themed events were seen at Stoney Middleton Primary school and at Hasland Infant School where the youngsters made hats to take home for the holidays.
But it wasn’t just the children who have been involved in festive activities. Workers at Midland Co-op Travel on Vicar Lane, Chesterfield have been getting busy raising funds for Ashgate Hospice through collections and hosting a raffle and kids’ Easter hat competition.
Tickets are still available for the raffle from the shop.
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