HATS ON TO JOIN EASTER PARADE
A SEA of vibrant hats bobbed through the streets of Quakers Hill last week when Barnier Public School youngsters participated in an Easter parade.
The 125 Year 1 pupils made their way to Quakers Hill Nursing Home to visit residents as part of the tradition, which started with a walk from Barnier Drive to the Hambledon Rd aged-care home.
An Easter bunny also made an appearance.
Barnier Public School liaison officer Andrew Whitney said children received a warm welcome from residents.
“They absolutely love it. A number of residents are grandparents of kids here,’’ he said.
It was the second year the school had participated in the event.
“As a school we like to reach out to our community a little bit and we know Quakers Hill had the terrible incident with the fire (in 2011) and thought it would be nice to reach out to the community,’’ he said.
Barnier Public School pupils on parade at Quakers Hill Nursing Home. Inset: Easter bunny spreads chocolate cheer to children and residents.