Aeden Bruce was sure to wear an outfit which complemented his bonnet. Dressed as the tree trunk, Aeden displayed nature in his bonnet and show why we need to protect it.
Anya Scott was possibly the most confident on the day. Stopping to pose for every moment in front of the camera, Anya’s bonnet was a sight to behold.
Israel Green’s hat was a bit different as he sported a square hat which still conveyed his theme.
Easter bonnets on parade at Erdiston Nursery
YESTERDAY, on Easter Bank Holiday, students of Erdiston Nursery School hopped their way onto the stage to parade their beautiful bonnets for their parents, teachers and peers. These parades are an annual occurrence at the school, and just over twenty-five students participated.
The students were divided into six categories: The Terrific Turtles, the Precious Puppies, the Peaceful Pelicans, the Fantastic Flying Fish, the Lovely Lambs and the Playful Parrots. They displayed an array of things characteristic of Barbados on each bonnet, and each of them were designed and made by either parents or teachers of the school.
Some bonnets under the “Animal Farm” theme bore detailed farms on them. With the creative use of construction paper, wooden sticks, plastic and stuffed farm animals, among many other craft supplies, the students were able to tell a story with their bonnets. Some students displayed a place where much of our produce comes from, while others opted to show the farm as a peaceful haven for all the animals that occupy it.
In addition, there were displays of the marine life of Barbados. Toddlers from the “Terrific Turtle” group were sure to exhibit the land and sea turtles which are an attraction to tourists in Barbados. One student’s bonnet displayed how littering at the beach and in the ocean can pose danger to these highly admired animals.
To amplify the bonnets even greater, the children were perfectly clad in their complimentary outfits, which added to the theme of the bonnet they were carrying. This, of course, was met with loud cheers and applause from all onlookers, providing encouragement for even the few teary-eyed children in the lot.
Nevertheless, the 3-4 year olds scarcely showed any sign of fear, and prizes were awarded to the students and the designers. The day culminated with a Fun Day in which the students laid their bonnets to rest and stretched their legs in the park on the school’s compound.