Morgan Bushnell and Yuddaki Pearce showing off their Easter costumes.
Morgan Bushnell and Yuddaki Pearce showing off their Easter costumes. Colin Gilmore

Centaur's egg-cellent hat parade

MAYBE it was all the chocolate consumed at this Banora Point school today.

Centaur Primary School's Easter hat parade flared up like a sugar rush set to music then, little more than a half hour later, was over.

Even principal Darren Scott admitted the idea of hundreds of kindergarteners, Year 1s and 2s mixed with the excitement of the parade and chocolate makes things interesting every year."I overheard one of my kindy teachers saying 'We'll send them all to Mr Scott soon, while they're high on the sugar'," Mr Scott said.

"My response was 'I'm going to my office to lock myself away'."

It all started at 9am with an unidentified MC saying he had not been so "eggcited" for many years.

"I've got plenty more of these 'yolks'," he said.

And then the students were away, in and out of the school hall, past adoring parents.

Mr Scott said it was one of the best Easter hat parade parent turnouts ever, and thanked them for their help with his students' costumes.

"That's why we make sure they line up for photos, and why they do two or three laps.

"I have parents bring in portfolios of their kids, and you can really see the development of the child from something like this to the end of primary school."

He said the school's three priorities were relationships, academia and fun.

"Today was purely stacks of fun.

"It's particularly junior school because they just love it."

KC student Morgan Bushnell's hat made a greater impression than Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory.

"Everybody wanted to know how I did my hat," she said.

"But I don't want to wear it all day."

Her mum Nicole said the hat took all day Saturday to complete.

"She's relentless when it comes to arts and crafts.

"It's been two weeks of Easter arts and crafts madness."

Yuddaki Pearce today became otherwise known as the cute duck who led his KW class with an excellent waddle.

His mum Charrie said he wanted to be either a duck or rabbit.

"But I didn't tell him how to walk," Mrs Pearce said.

"He's the youngest of four, so no more Easter hat parades for me."



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