PUPILS at Colburn Primary School celebrated the end of a very unusual term with a decorated egg competition.

The children had to work on their creations at home and for the first time, the eggs had to be taken to school several days before judging in order for them to be quarantined.

Once quarantine was over, David Miller, a school governor and his wife Maureen, both retired teachers, had the difficult task of choosing a first, second and third place in all ten classes with different themes for the different age groups.

Headteacher Jane Knowlson said: "It was important for us to hold our annual egg decorating competition as it was not possible last year. The children have shown true resilience in how they have coped with the third national lockdown, eight weeks of remote learning and then confidently returning to their classrooms for the end of term.

"We are very proud of how well they have adapted to the challenges of these uncertain times, they are an inspiration to us all."

William, a year six pupil, said: "The year five-six topic of history allowed me to be creative and demonstrate my knowledge of historical bad eggs. I’ve really enjoyed being back in the classroom with my friends and teachers, I really missed being in school and spending time with them all in our class bubble.

"I’m looking forward to spending my last term in class learning lots of new things, especially history before I have to leave for secondary school."