EASTER-THEMED activities took place at schools in Colchester.

Children at Montgomery Infants School and Nursery, in Baronswood Way, Colchester, wore homemade hats and paraded around their playground in an Easter bonnet competition.

Queen Boudica Primary School, in Cowper Crescent, Colchester, held an Easter festival, during which children made cards and had egg and spoon races.

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