FLOWERS, eggs and bunnies were among the decorations for Easter hat parades across Dorset.

Youngsters created amazing headgear for the various Easter parades.

At Westfield Arts College students from Upwey class created a colourful array of hats.

There were huge flowers, a duck baseball cap, a chicken hat and some amazing bunny hats with huge ears.

Parents came into school to be part of the whole school assembly and students performed a flower song and dance and they had an Easter hat parade.

Class teacher Debbie Aspley said a lot of work had gone into creating the wonderful hats.

She said: “Everyone had a great time.”

At IPACA there were two parades, one at the Osprey Quay campus and one at the Southwell campus.

Students created paper hats and decorated straw boaters with everything from flowers and Easter bunnies and chicks to eggs, ducks and bows.

Around 200 students at Osprey Quay paraded around the court yard with their hats while Easter music played and proud mums and dads looked on.

The Friends of IPACA gave each student a small chocolate egg for entering the parade.

Director of early years Jane Hurdiss said: “It was a really lovely event.”

At Southwell the reception class, together with the pre-schools from the three feeder schools, paraded through the school. IPACA principal Alison Appleyard, Jane Hurdiss and governor John Tizzard then had the tough job of judging the Easter hats and handing out the Easter prizes.