In their Easter bonnets, with all the frills upon them, these children were the grandest on parade.
For many years Witchampton First School – one of the smallest in East Dorset – has welcomed Easter by parading through the village.
And it was an ‘eggsellent’ turnout as not only did the whole school take part but they were also joined by Little Owls Pre School and locals and parents cheered them on as well.
Chief executive officer of Wimborne Academy Trust, Liz West, said: “This has become a fabulous tradition for the school and one of our highlights of the year.
“It’s fantastic how the whole community joined in as well – it means a lot to see everyone supporting the children.”
The parade begins with all the children gathering outside school in their bonnets.
Then the pupils, teachers and many parents walk around the village wishing people a very happy Easter.
Stopping on the way they are the joined by the pre-school youngsters, singing Easter songs to the villagers.
The parade finishes at the local church where the children join in a special Easter service.
Witchampton First School is in the village of Witchampton, which has a population of just 398 and is situated five miles north of Wimborne.
It is one of seven First and Middle schools in Wimborne Academy Trust (WAT), along with Allenbourn Middle School, Colehill First School, Hayeswood First School, Merley First School, St Michael’s Middle School and St John’s First School.
WAT was formed in March 2015. All of its academies are rated either Good or Outstanding.
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