Eggs-cellent work from pupils in Downham Market

Children at Downham Preparatory School with their Easter bonnets. Photo: SUBMITTED.
Children at Downham Preparatory School with their Easter bonnets. Photo: SUBMITTED.

Creativity was rife at a school in Downham last week, as pupils donned their homemade Easter bonnets for the festive season.

Reception class students at Downham Preparatory School and Montessori Nursery showed off their decorating skills for the bonnet parade in the school’s garden last Friday, and prizes were awarded for the most original designs.

Downham Market mayor Marion Ross pays a visit to Downham Preparatory School and Montessori Nursery during their Open Day. Photo: SUBMITTED.

Downham Market mayor Marion Ross pays a visit to Downham Preparatory School and Montessori Nursery during their Open Day. Photo: SUBMITTED.

The seasonal fun did not end there though, as the primary pupils came to school carefully carrying an egg ready for their annual egg-rolling competition.

In the afternoon, the children enjoyed an Easter egg hunt during which they had to find hidden laminated Easter bunnies to exchange for chocolate eggs.

The students enjoyed a busy final week of term, as on Wednesday they were visited by mayor of Downham Marion Ross during the school’s open day.

Mrs Ross was given a tour of the school with the principal, Elizabeth Laffeaty-Sharpe.

In their Spanish lessons, the pupils were surprised by Mrs Ross who joined them and spoke Spanish with them.

Mrs Laffeaty-Sharpe said: “The children were very excited about meeting her and thoroughly enjoyed her visit.”