Easter bonnet parade at St Albans nursery school

PUBLISHED: 08:00 22 April 2017

The Mayor of St Albans cllr Frances Leonard is presented with some flowers by children and staff at the Grasshoppers Day nursery Easter bonnet parade. Picture: Danny Loo

The Mayor of St Albans cllr Frances Leonard is presented with some flowers by children and staff at the Grasshoppers Day nursery Easter bonnet parade. Picture: Danny Loo

Danny Loo Photography 2017

A nursery in St Albans held an Easter bonnet parade featuring spring flowers, chicks, eggs and, occasionally, dinosaurs.

Children at Grasshoppers Day Nursery in York Road showed off their creations in the parade on Tuesday, April 18, with St Albans Mayor Cllr Frances Leonard left with the tough job of selecting the winners.

Cllr Leonard, who presented each winner with a certificate and a chocolate treat, said: “Choosing just four winners is almost impossible as I am hugely impressed with the creativity and skill demonstrated in all the Easter bonnets.”

The overall winners were Annie King, Oscar Marineaux, Sophie Perkins and Valerie Howes, all two years old. The Mayor was also presented with a bouquet of flowers by Daniel Arbeid, four, and Chloe Whitley, three.

The Easter bonnet parade was a culmination to a programme of themed activities celebrating spring and life cycles.

April Hughes, deputy to the area manager of Grasshoppers, said: “Our children are imaginative and creative and their parents are wonderfully supportive; clearly a winning combination when it comes to making Easter bonnets.

“We have loved seeing the creations arriving in the nursery and the range of materials used. The addition of dinosaurs alongside baby animals has made us all smile.”

Hot cross buns were also made in the preschool room at the nursery and sold in aid of Children Today, which supports young people with a range of disabilities and illnesses.

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