School egg art challenge reaches boiling point

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EASTER means eggs – and youngsters at a South Yorkshire school had a cracking time with their annual spring contest.

The challenge at Aughton Primary, Rotherham, was to create artistic excellence from simple hard-boiled eggs – with a broad theme of plants and animals.

Children at Aughton Primary have been busy making Easter Eggs in which Aston Co-op went along to judge and donate prizes. Judges John Marsh and Faye Burgess with winning pupils, from left, Jack Guppy, Danielle Greener and Regan Tingle

Children at Aughton Primary have been busy making Easter Eggs in which Aston Co-op went along to judge and donate prizes. Judges John Marsh and Faye Burgess with winning pupils, from left, Jack Guppy, Danielle Greener and Regan Tingle

Children there have been studying rain forests this term and were inspired to come up with all sorts of designs, from sunflowers, rabbits and hedgehogs – to King Kong!

Headteacher Liz Swindells said the competition was judged at a special Easter assembly, with full involvement of the parent teacher association.

She added: “The event helped raise funds which will use to pay for transport for school trips. This year we had around 60 entries from the children, the most we have ever had – and some of the parents got really involved in it all too.”

Not all the entries entirely followed the recommended guidelines – six-year-old Amelia Green was inspired by the royal wedding to create eggy versions of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

“The egg competition was a good one again this year and we were delighted with the quality of the entries. It’s such a simple idea but it really lets the pupils stretch their imaginations,” Liz added.