Sheffield youngsters enjoy egg-citing Easter fun in the snow

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NOT even heavy snow could put off these chocoholic Sheffield youngsters in an egg-citing Easter event.

Pupils at Shooters Grove Primary School, Stannington, had to put on an extra layer of clothing as well as their wellies to take part in this year’s annual egg rolling competition.

But it still went ahead – and even the Easter bunny dug out his thermals to attend.

Stephen Crabtree, assistant headteacher, said: “For many years, the Friends of Shooters Grove School have organised an egg-rolling competition in the school grounds at Easter for the pupils.

“For the first time anyone can remember, this year’s event was threatened by snow.

“However, with the help of the caretaker who cleared a track down the slope and an Easter Bunny in thermals the event went ahead.”

Elsewhere, chocoholic youngsters from schools in Rotherham went the extra mile to get their hands on special treats.

Aston Lodge and Aughton primary schools held Easter egg competitions to promote the Co-operative ‘Farm to fork’ outdoor learning project, to teach youngsters where their food comes from.

Parents paid £1 for children to enter the contest.

The money used will pay for youngsters to visit a Co-operative farm in Goole, East Yorkshire, so they can see where their food comes from.

A winner from each class won a prize of an Easter egg, donated by the Co-operative petrol filling station in Aston.