Springtime has been welcomed with a smile and Easter has been celebrated in style at Newington Community Primary School in Ramsgate.
Children of all age groups have enjoyed a range of creative learning activities in class and at home.
The impressive main reception area display that greets pupils, families and visitors when they enter the school is a diverse array of colourful and thoughtful work.
It features poetry, daffodils, rainbow bunting and even a paper chain rainbow. The display project was led by Art Lead Tim Knight.
In RE lessons pupils have been learning about the Easter story and what this might mean to religious and non-religious communities.
Every child has been involved in a school-wide Easter craft competition, in which they had to design an egg that summed up the meaning of Easter or spring.
At home, children were invited to take part in a competition to hard-boil an egg and decorate it as creatively as possible. Entries included Egg-stinct Animals, King Charles’ Coronation and The Gruffalo.
Imaginative displays on show ranged from bunnies, chicks, lambs and springtime flowers to a Covid-themed vaccination centre waiting room.
RE Lead Rhiannon Pitt co-ordinated the activities. She said: “This term has been a wonderful time for the children to explore what Easter is and how different communities may choose to celebrate this special time.
“We were so impressed by the imaginative high standard of entries into the at-home competition and it was truly spectacular to see so many different ideas. We have loved seeing how many different ways our children and their families have been able to decorate an egg.”
Head Teacher Hannah Tudor said: “The celebrations across the school were terrific. Our children brought Easter alive with their creative input which demonstrated that a lot of thought, effort and time has gone into the ideas.
“Easter is one of the major celebrations of our school year and we celebrate it on many different levels from the advent of spring to the religious festival – in all of our end of term fun we never lose sight of the significance of this time of year to people of all cultures around the world.”