An eggcellent Easter parade

All smiles and colourful  costumes at Acres Hill school Easter Parade
All smiles and colourful costumes at Acres Hill school Easter Parade
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KIDS got into the Easter spirit at a Sheffield primary school by donning colourful costumes for an annual parade.

Pupils at Acres Hill Primary, in Darnall, paraded home-made outfits for parents and staff, as well as taking part in games and activities.

More than 150 youngsters took part, and teaching assistant Lisa Paterson said the event went ‘really well’.

“It was really successful, parents came to watch the event, and governors and staff were also involved,” she said.

“It’s like an assembly – we sold tickets, and the children paraded their Easter bonnets and costumes around and walked through the groups of parents.”

Lisa said there was a wide variety of costumes, including many Easter bunnies and superheroes.

Two winners were chosen from each class and more than 50 chocolate eggs were given away as prizes.

“The younger ones could colour in an Easter picture, decorate a bonnet or wear fancy dress,” said Lisa, also a member of parents’ group Acres Fundraisers.

“We’re a small and diverse school and a range of children took part.”

She added: “Generally it’s the people that make the costumes that find out they’re luckier. They usually win. It’s about making the costume and also parents helping them make it and spending time with them.”

The school’s next big event is the Acres Hill Community Day on June 23. Visitors can browse stalls while children scale a climbing wall.