Video: Hull pupils parade in their Easter bunny bonnets
HAND-in-hand, showing off their cute bunny bonnets and Easter hats, schoolchildren strolled down Newland Avenue.
The pupils from Sidmouth Primary School had spent hours decorating their precious head- pieces at home and adding quirky features.
More than 200 children paraded down the west Hull street as passers-by took photographs and cheered them on.
The event followed a week crammed full of Easter activities, including chocolate egg-decorating and school performances.
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Teacher Sara Moore said in the eight years she has been at the school, the parade has been a highlight for the children.
She said: "The fact that they have created these hats at home shows a real partnership with the parents.
"Every year we see more children get involved. They love coming out into the community and the community likes to see them.
"In the past, when the weather has been better, we've seen more people out in the streets but the shopkeepers still like to give them sweets as they pass by."
Mrs Moore said the pupils used their own materials, with help from the school. The foundation- stage children, aged three to five, also had their own parade around the hall.
She said: "They all look fantastic and it's nice to see children from different cultures all coming together for this parade and getting creative."
Dad Mike Donaldson, of north Hull, went along to the parade to support his son Thomas, 11.
He said: "I managed to buy a old scarecrow from a market and we took it apart and used bits of it to make his hat look more traditional.
"It has feathers and plastic eggs in it and has been a real success.
"This is the last year Thomas will be doing the walk before he goes to secondary school and it's a fantastic day.
"It's great for the kids to get out and about and they still do the parade even when it's raining.
"The school is hidden away down Sidmouth Street and some people don't even know it's there."
Thomas said he was making the most of his last parade.
He said: "It's a been a good way to make something from recyclable materials."
Masie Brindley and friend Kira Bradshaw, both ten, put paper flowers in their hats.
Masie said: "My mum helped me with my bonnet. We liked meeting people from shops and getting treats.
"I really like Easter eggs and hope I get a Smartie one this year.
"I think the flowers in my hat look really pretty."
Sidmouth was among three schools that held bonnet parades this week, including Longhill Primary School.
Year 6 teacher Saoirse Insole said she was surprised some of the older children were still excited about making Easter bonnets.
She said: "They haven't grown out of it yet and this year's class are really lovely.
"They are all local children and plenty of them live within metres of the Sidmouth Primary School.
"Even though it was cold, they couldn't wait to get out down the avenue and show everyone what they had made.
"The only drama we had was one person turning up without a hat, but after panicking, we quickly made one."