Hats off to children’s Easter bonnet parade

Richard Rutherford  with winner Joseph  Jackson, seven,  who received a �30 book token and an Easter egg , while there were �10 tokens and Easter eggs for Mia Belton, seven, and Jessica Robinson, seven, who shared second place with their joint creation, and Ella Butterworth, eight, who was third.
Richard Rutherford with winner Joseph Jackson, seven, who received a �30 book token and an Easter egg , while there were �10 tokens and Easter eggs for Mia Belton, seven, and Jessica Robinson, seven, who shared second place with their joint creation, and Ella Butterworth, eight, who was third.
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SOME colourful creations by schoolchildren are brightening up a Morpeth department store.

Youngsters from Whalton First School and Longhorsley St Helen’s First School were challenged by Rutherfords of Morpeth to make Easter bonnets to help decorate its shop window, and there were prizes up for grabs for the best designs.

All those who entered the competition were given Easter eggs from store co-owners Jane and Richard Rutherford and the winner, seven-year-old Joseph Jackson, also received a £30 book token.

There were also £10 tokens for Mia Belton and Jessica Robinson, both seven, who shared second place with their joint creation, and Ella Butterworth, eight, who was third.

Deputy head of both schools, Penny Elliott, said: “The children had different ideas about what an Easter bonnet should look like and they have been inspired in their creations.”