PHOTOS: Illawarra kids get thinking caps on for Easter

There were bunny ears, a few fluffy bonnets and more than a few hats decorated with Easter eggs – including the edible kind – at Corrimal East Public School this week.

With school winding down for the term and the chocolate-filled holiday right around the corner, students celebrated the upcoming break with a traditional Easter hat parade.

The event had an environmentally friendly twist, however, with children asked to craft their headwear using recyclable material from around their homes.

The children also got to parade to a selection of current tunes, and also took part in an egg and spoon race and an Easter egg guessing competition.

Corrimal East also donated Easter baskets to the children’s ward at Wollongong Hospital.

Mason, Maison  and Cooper celebrate the coming Easter break. Picture: GREG TOTMAN

Mason, Maison and Cooper celebrate the coming Easter break. Picture: GREG TOTMAN

Ngakau celebrates the coming Easter break. Picture: GREG TOTMAN

Ngakau celebrates the coming Easter break. Picture: GREG TOTMAN

Ishan celebrates the coming Easter break. Picture: GREG TOTMAN

Ishan celebrates the coming Easter break. Picture: GREG TOTMAN

Isaac celebrates the coming Easter break. Picture: GREG TOTMAN

Isaac celebrates the coming Easter break. Picture: GREG TOTMAN

Macy Ruddock and Edee Brown celebrate the coming Easter break. Picture: GREG TOTMAN

Macy Ruddock and Edee Brown celebrate the coming Easter break. Picture: GREG TOTMAN

Arda celebrates the coming Easter break. Picture: GREG TOTMAN

Arda celebrates the coming Easter break. Picture: GREG TOTMAN

School captains Bailey and Evie with donations for Wollongong Hospital. Picture: GREG TOTMAN

School captains Bailey and Evie with donations for Wollongong Hospital. Picture: GREG TOTMAN

Thomas, Ashton and Jayden celebrate the coming Easter break. Picture: GREG TOTMAN

Thomas, Ashton and Jayden celebrate the coming Easter break. Picture: GREG TOTMAN

Lachlan, Mason and Maison celebrate the coming Easter break. Picture: GREG TOTMAN

Lachlan, Mason and Maison celebrate the coming Easter break. Picture: GREG TOTMAN

Lachlan celebrates the coming Easter break. Picture: GREG TOTMAN

Lachlan celebrates the coming Easter break. Picture: GREG TOTMAN

Cooper celebrates the coming Easter break. Picture: GREG TOTMAN

Cooper celebrates the coming Easter break. Picture: GREG TOTMAN

Corrimal East Public School celebrates the coming Easter break. Picture: GREG TOTMAN

Corrimal East Public School celebrates the coming Easter break. Picture: GREG TOTMAN

Corrimal East Public School celebrates the coming Easter break. Picture: GREG TOTMAN

Corrimal East Public School celebrates the coming Easter break. Picture: GREG TOTMAN

Corrimal East Public School celebrates the coming Easter break. Picture: GREG TOTMAN

Corrimal East Public School celebrates the coming Easter break. Picture: GREG TOTMAN