This year’s Easter Bonnet Competition started the school’s spring break.
The Easter bonnet is a type of hat that women and girls wear to Easter services, and (in the United States) in the Easter parade following it. Ladies purchased new and elaborate designs for particular church services, and in the case of Easter, taking the opportunity of the end of Lent to buy luxury items. Now, in a more casual society, Easter Bonnets are becoming harder to find, as fewer and fewer women follow the tradition.We started off with some sweet snacks brought by the students and volunteer tutors to give us some energy. Then, everybody got on with the work..
The judges (our chairman David Howes, volunteer tutor observer Gaele Macfarlane and a board member Norman) could see that everybody worked really hard on their bonnets. and put lots of imagination and effort into it.
As the students paraded and showed off their bonnets around the school, the judges were overwhelmed with both the quality and the amount of English spoken.
As usual the standard of entries was outstanding and it was even more difficult than ever to choose a winner! The 3 winners (Lilian, Hasnaa and Nora) received chocolate eggs.
Thank you to everyone for participating!