School’s across the district have been celebrating Easter in their own unique ways this week before officially breaking up for the holidays.

Festivities have included popular activities including bonnet designs, sharing hot cross buns and traditional religious practises.

To celebrate Easter 2019, Epping Forest Guardian have rounded up the some of the most eye-catching ways snapped across the area:

Easter Bonnet Parades

Braeside School in Buckhurst Hill and Coopersale Hall School in Epping both showcased their designs for their respective with an Easter bonnet parade earlier this week.

Students wore colourful creations made at home and brought them into school to display them around the playground, showing to their parents and teachers.

Take Me to Church

Year 3 and 4 pupils from six primary schools paid a visit St John’s church in Epping where they merged together to form the Holy Cross.

St John’s CofE Primary School, Hillhouse CofE Primary, High Beech CofE Primary School, Coopersale and Theydon Garnon CofE, Matching Green CofE and Epping Upland Primary all attened.

Chair of Epping School of Partnership Trust and vicar of St. John’s church, Lee Batson said the event was held in honour of the trust’s upcoming first anniversary.

“We thought it would be a good idea to do an event where the children and can be involved and understand they are part of the family of church schools.

“It was a good example of collaboration and breaking down boundaries building a sense of belonging to the church for the children.”

The youngsters were also treated to a puppet show, games and hearing the resurrection story.

“It’s about life and hope and the Easter story symbolises death and resurrection bad stuff happens but there is always hope. We will make sure when life does get tough for them there is something to hold on to and look forward to.”

Songs of Praise

45 pupils from all year groups at Davenant School in Loughton composed and performed a song and music video for this year’s celebrations.

Head of the school choir and behaviour manager, Lee Beaumont, was inspired produce the musical project following the successful Christmas concert.

Students rehearsed everyday before classes began for three weeks before the final cut was shown during the school’s Easter service on Tuesday.

Mr Beaumont said: “I’m quite proud of it and the kid’s did a good job and was very excited to see it. A lot of the work was done by them.”

You can watch music video on the school’s website now.