Fun Easter activities round off spring term

HATS Joshua Baker took part in the parade with his 'Australian themed bonnet
HATS Joshua Baker took part in the parade with his 'Australian themed bonnet
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AN ARRAY of colourful bonnets ensured youngsters at a Southsea school celebrated the end of term in style.

Staff and pupils from the nursery, infant and junior school of St John’s College, enjoyed a range of Easter activities before they broke up for the holidays.

Pre-prep boys and girls explored the school fields for plastic eggs.

All the junior pupils took part in an Easter bonnet parade and a giant egg raffle that raised almost £1,000 for the baby unit at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham and the asthma charity, AAIR.

Biboye Fasipe, six, who took part in the egg hunt, said: ‘I found my egg hidden at the bottom of the tree.’

Ethan Charles, six, said: ‘I swapped my egg for a Moshi Monster egg.’

Head of art at the junior school Maggie Callan was delighted with the quality of the bonnets.

She said: ‘The boys and girls have been hard at work designing and making bonnets for our parade with the winning designs showing particular originality and creativity.’