Decorating eggs for Easter

Decorating eggs for Easter is a tradition that dates back to at least the 13th century, according to some sources. One explanation for this custom is that eggs were formerly a forbidden food during the Lenten season. People would therefore, paint and decorate them to mark the end of the period of penance and fasting. They then ate them at Easter as a celebration. Of course, a modern custom is to substitute chocolate eggs wrapped in coloured foil, hand-carved wooden eggs, or plastic eggs filled with confectionery such as chocolate.

Decorating eggs for Easter - Mr Allen's special treat for our international students
Mr Allen’s special treat for our international students

At Fyling Hall, the annual Easter Egg Decorating Competition is a long standing tradition in our Junior School. With pupils working from home, this year’s competition took a bit of a twist. All were invited take part. Primary school pupils, senior school pupils and adults certainly got creative juices flowing . . . just take a look at our amazing entries!

Thank you to all who took part!

From these amazing entries, our Junior School Headteacher, Mrs Freer, led the judging and is pleased to announce the following winners . . .

Many congratulations to . . .

  • F1 – Lara Telling 
  • F2 – Bertie Hartley
  • F3 – Isabelle Wagner 
  • F4 – Anya Legg
  • Adult – Mrs Tina Greenwood 
  • Senior – Toby Richardson  

All of the winners had spent a long time on their entries and their attention to detail and their original ideas are to be commended. They all put an awful lot of time and effort into their striking designs.

We also wish to award Highly Commended to Henry Pastor for his Baby Yoda and Eva Jenkinson for her amazing Crufts entry.

Thank you to all who took part in decorating eggs for Easter!