Moss Bury Primary School to receive arts and crafts supplies worth £100 after winning Easter bonnet competition at Hobbycraft Stevenage

Hobbycraft team leader Heidi Plumley with the Easter bonnets

Hobbycraft team leader Heidi Plumley with the Easter bonnets - Credit: Archant

Moss Bury Primary School has won arts and crafts gear worth £100 after coming up trumps in an Easter bonnet competition against seven other Stevenage schools.

Hobbycraft assistant manager James Wheatley with the Easter bonnets.

Hobbycraft assistant manager James Wheatley with the Easter bonnets. - Credit: Archant

The contest – organised by the Stevenage branch of Hobbycraft – saw each of the eight schools enter three bonnets, with customers placing written votes for the best over a week. Moss Bury’s trio of bonnets, including one with a chick on top, won with 98 of the 377 votes cast.

The school will receive a classroom hamper containing supplies such as scissors, glitter and glue, and tailored to what the school needs.

“It all went very well indeed,” said Heidi Plumley, team leader at Hobbycraft Stevenage.

“We had a lot of comments from customers about the Moss Bury and Trotts Hill bonnets, and about how nice it is to see what the kids from the local schools have created.

“We had the general public voting a lot as well – you don’t usually see this as in past years there’s only been one or two schools involved, so this year with 24 that’s quite a lot of hats!”

Trotts Hill School won a hamper worth £50 after coming second with 84 votes, while there was a £25 hamper prize for Martins Wood Primary School in third.

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The other participating Stevenage schools were Camps Hill Primary, Fairlands Primary, Giles Junior, Round Diamond Primary and the Leys Primary School.