Easter Bonnets on parade in Lindfield

By David Tingley

All schoolchildren in Lindfield waved goodbye to the spring term in glorious sunshine last month, but at Lindfield Primary Academy the warm playground was also bathed in colour as the school held its first Easter Bonnet Parade for over 20 years.

Its return to the school was the brainchild of mums and PTA members Carrie Faraday and Laura Bartlett. “We had originally only intended to run the parade in the playground for Reception children,” Laura said, “but Mr Still [Principal] loved the idea and said he thought all Year groups should get the opportunity to take part.”

The children had a couple of weeks to put their bonnets together at home – with many parents’ manhours too I suspect – before bringing them in on the last morning of term. Key Stage 1 and 2 paraded first, walking around the playground to the whoops and claps of proud parents looking on with cameras at the ready.

[Full article in May's issue of Lindfield Life magazine]