Children had lots of fun at the Easter Hop on Saturday afternoon, held in St Bartholomew’s School. The event was organised by the Friends Of the School Association (FSA) and raised over £500. Youngsters competed in egg and spoon races, a hopping competition and the Easter bonnet competition, with contestants parading around the school playground in their colourful hand-made designs. The winners in the races and competitions were presented with boxed Easter eggs as prizes. Other activities taking place included face painting and glitter tattoos, colouring pictures of Easter bunnies and chicks, lucky numbers, a quiz for adults and a raffle for an Easter hamper which was won by Oliver in Year 2.
Tina Doherty of the FSA said: “It was not just a fund-raising event but something that was fun for all the children in the community at the start of the Easter school holidays. The main projects we are raising money for the school this year, are to finish off the IT project with new iPads, tablets and charging stations. We are also funding a subscription for the school for the Heritage Centre, which gives them unlimited use of ‘loan boxes’ which support history, geography and science subjects. The children love getting the boxes with lots of interesting artifacts in.”