Yashminah Harwood, Tamika Hughes, Indie Ibbotson, Chelsea Rowe and Kodi James participate in Clinton State School’s annual Easter bonnet parade.
Yashminah Harwood, Tamika Hughes, Indie Ibbotson, Chelsea Rowe and Kodi James participate in Clinton State School’s annual Easter bonnet parade. Contributed

Traditional Easter bonnet parade continues to delight

THE tradition of an Easter bonnet parade was carried on with delight at Clinton State School last week.

Children waved as they displayed their crafts in front of their family and friends.

Bec Duggan, Prep teacher at the primary school said all the children looked adorable in their homemade bonnets.

"I love Clinton State School and am so proud to be part of our school," she said.

"Clint the school mascot (our green frog) was watching the parade and gave each child an Easter egg for their hard work."

About 400 children from Prep to Year 3 participated in the annual parade, donning the hats created during class.

"Children brought in items from home, which were pooled and then children shared the resources to make the bonnets," said Ms Duggan.

"There were songs in between each grade's catwalk. Mrs Addison, our music teacher, had taught the kids Hot Cross Buns, Little Peter Rabbit and the chicken dance."

The tradition derived from a custom of wearing new clothes at Easter, in keeping with the religious significance of the time of year, and the promise of spiritual renewal and redemption.

Clinton State School kept the parade alive, inviting their parents and families in for the afternoon to help with the creations.

The children from Prep A enlisted the senior grades at the school to help.



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