Banbury school pupils enjoy last day of term with Easter bonnets and chocolates

The combination of chocolate and Easter bonnets left left pupils at a Banbury primary delighted on their last day of term.

Friday, 2nd April 2021, 11:52 am
Updated Friday, 2nd April 2021, 11:54 am
Three pupils - Gloria Rendage, 5, Sienna Standen, 5, and Florence Jones, 4 - from Harriers Academy Banbury wearing their decorated Easter bonnetts (Image from Harriers Academy Banbury)

From hats covered in chicks, flowers and mini eggs, the students at Harriers Academy showed off their creative talents with their entries.

Pupils enjoyed parading their hats during an indoor Easter bonnet catwalk show before large prize eggs were handed out to winners. To ensure no child missed out, every pupil received a chocolate egg to take home.

Alex Pearson, principal at Harriers, said: ‘’Our Easter bonnet parade normally takes place outside, but due to the poor weather this year it was an indoor event. This did not dampen enthusiasm for the bonnet parade and the entries were of a high standard.

One of the winning teams Harriers Academy from the chocolate project competition: Funky Animal team (L-R) Seth Gibson, 8, Grace Heritage, 8, Romeo Vu, 9, and Cecilia Hlousek-Nagle, 8. (Image from Harrier Academy).

"It was lovely to see the time and effort students had taken. The parade is a tradition at Harriers and a great way to end term and start the annual Easter break.’’

Year four students at Harriers Academy spent the morning showcasing their ideas for chocolate bars.

The inventive youngsters, who split into groups of three or five, had spent weeks thinking about and creating chocolate bars they then went on to market and brand.

The aim of the project was to encourage team work and entrepreneurial skills and even saw one group create a radio jingle in order to persuade ‘customers’ to buy their chocolate bar.

A plate of the chocolates created for the chocolate project by pupils at Harriers Academy Banbury

Mr Pearson, who involved in judging the projects, said he was impressed by the quality of the entries. One winning group, called Curly, created a wrapper which contained a ‘ticket to paradise’. A second winning group, called Funky Animals, branded their bar a ‘miracle’ and said it would teach those who ate it ‘the meaning of life’.

Mr Pearson added: ‘’The project is part of the school’s No Limits curriculum, which is unique to Harriers, and the aim is to encourage our students to develop skills and mindsets that will benefit them as they progress through life. I was very impressed with the quality of the entries and also pleased with the inventive ideas of the students.’’

Harriers Academy pupils Cleo Sturmey, aged 6, and Imarni-Leigh Applin aged 6. (Image from Harriers Academy)
Harriers Academy pupils: Zarja Onu, aged 8, and Stella Laqi, aged 8. (Image from Harriers Academy)
One of the winning teams Harriers Academy from the chocolate project competition: Curly team (L-R) Haleema Abba Barau, 8, Nicole Nemedi, 9, Solomon Street, 9, Rio Prestidge, 9, and Patryk Koziol, 9. (Image from Harrier Academy)