September 27th, 2016

Easter festivities sweep Redditch

Updated: 10:19 am, May 07, 2015

CHILDREN across the borough and beyond have had a cracking time celebrating Easter.

Among those to mark the event in an egg-stra special way were youngsters from Noah’s Ark Nursery in Matchborough who took part in an Easter Bonnet Parade at Christ Church.

Liz Kuriger, manager at the not-for-profit nursery said: “The children have really enjoyed themselves and made some amazing Easter bonnets.

“It has been such a fantastic community event and the children were so excited to participate in our parade.”

Beoley First School pupils also carried out the tradition of egg rolling as well as showcasing their festive hats, while St Mary’s CE Academy children created an Easter scene with a hard boiled egg.

The work was then eggs-hibited at the schools where parents were invited to view the creations including Egg Sheeran, egg-streme fishing and an egg-quariam.

Face-painting, crafts, and a children’s egg hunt were all on offer at Holly Trees Children’s Centre on Mabey Avenue, while Astwood Smiles nursery kids created their own Easter bonnets.

Crown Meadow First School pupils in Alvechurch also proved they were stars of the day in the school’s Easter talent show.

And youngsters were not the only ones to take part in the festivities, with Santander staff donating more than 150 chocolate eggs to the town’s foodbank.

Throughout the month, staff and customers of the Evesham Street branch donated Easter eggs and other non-perishable items to St Stephen’s Church foodbank.

Emma Williams, from the Redditch bank, said: “We had donations coming in across all of March, which was fantastic.

“It’s a local charity and they do so much for the town, so it was great to do something like this at Easter.”

Foodbank manager Helen Gallagher welcomes egg donations from Laura Ball, Santander branch director, and Charlotte Southall, branch manager from Bromsgrove. Photo by Marcus Mingins 1415020MMR

Lauren Swann, Joe McGraham, Archie Kilgallen, Michael Braby, Jessica Harley and Anya Oldrey with their winning entries. (s)

Milly Hill, eight, and brother Freddie, four, go on the hunt for eggs at Holly Trees Centre . Photo by Marcus Mingins 1415027MMR

Theo Allman, three, and Karin Regindova, four, showcase their Easter creations at Noah’s Ark Nursery. (s)

Crown Meadow First School Louisa Baldwin, aged eight, was the winner of the Easter talent show. Photo by Marcus Mingins 1415004MMR

Beoley First School pupils show off their best Easter Hats. Photo by Marcus Mingins 1415009MMR