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Friday, 8th April, 2011

EASTER HAT PARADE: Ciarn Williamson (3) was eager to look around the Silverlea grounds for Easter eggs. EASTER HAT PARADE: Ciarn Williamson (3) was eager to look around the Silverlea grounds for Easter eggs.

Easter bunny arrives as term one wraps up

The Easter bunny arrived early at a few local schools yesterday for their bonnet parades and egg hunts.

The Silverlea Early Intervention Centre held their Easter party and Lesley Harvey, Early Childhood Director, said it was the younger students.

"It highlights the importance of family participation in the development and education of the kids," Mrs Harvey said.

"It is also an opportunity to celebrate Easter in it's many different forms."

The children hunted for pictures of eggs to swap for chocolate ones, played games and had a barbecue with parents.

Mrs Harvey said all the children enjoyed themselves, especially when the Easter bunny bought out the chocolate eggs.

"The parents enjoyed it as well. It is an opportunity for parents to talk to other parents and meet grandparents and other extended family," she said.

Alma Public School held an Easter Hat Parade down Patton Street.

"They make a hat, then they leave the school and walk down Comstock Street up Patton Street and all the residents come out to watch," said relieving principal Diana Goodfellow.

She said preschoolers all the way up to Year 6 took part. A colouring-in competition was held and Patton Street retailers donated the prizes.

Mrs Goodfellow said the students enjoyed themselves and were in high spirits.

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