The All Saints’ Primary School Blossoms and Brownie packs held their inaugural Easter Bonnet Competition And Tea Party over the weekend at the school hall. The 12 Blossoms and 20 Brownies sashayed their way down the aisle and onto the stage before a large appreciative crowd.
The bonnet competition was organized by Brownie Guider –– Brown Owl –– Collette Applewhaite, ably assisted by Blossom Guider –– Petal –– Dionne Phillips and Brownie Assistant Guider –– Tawny Owl –– Kristal Griffith, as well as parents Tricia Boyce and Roselle Jordan.
The competition was judged by Tanya Dottin, Errolyn Hurley and Janelle Franklyn. And, De Carla Applewhaite was the commère for the evening.
In the Blossom category Most Colourful and Most Creative bonnet prizes were awarded to Alyssa Davidson and Deiara Phillips-Mapp respectively. The big winners from the Blossoms were Merci Pierre for her bonnet entitled Abigail’s Garden Of Tranquility which took third prize; Joniya Springer with Celebrate Easter On The Farm With Joniya, a costume complete with shoes made of cane blades and decorated with flowers, taking the second prize; and Kyra Holmes, capturing first prize with a Butterfly In The Garden.
The Brownies had two categories: Category 1 comprising Brownies from Classes 1 and 2, and Category 2, made up of Brownies from
Classes 3 and 4.
The overall winner in both categories of the Most Colourful Bonnet was Je-Keba Boyce, while there was a tie for the Most Creative Bonnet –– shared by Shakara Worrell-Belgrave and Kaitlyn Smith. Kaitlyn’s bonnet was the one that created the most stir and drew an unexpected burst of applause from the audience, particularly fromthe female members.
The bonnet entitled, Baby Boom, addressed the statement made by Minister of Education Ronald Jones on Barbadians having more children. The pregnant woman on the bonnet, in pink and white, represented all women in Barbados, while the bulging eyes on the map of Barbados represented the stress in the island and the increased heavy strain that would be placed on women if they had more children.
The red and white sign labelled Limited stood for the limited amount of space in our schools, day care centres and homes. The piggy bank represented the lack of finances many were now experiencing due to job losses.
The hat was made from card, Bristol board, plastic bottles and paper.
In the Brownies Category 1, the winners were Sariah Worrell –– third place (What Does Easter Mean To Me?); Shakara Worrell-Belgrave –– second place (Lady Bunny . . . The Scarecrow); and Je-Keba Boyce –– first place (My Easter Garden) – Je-Keba even presented the compère and judges with treats grown in her garden which she brought with her in her easter basket.In Brownies category two the winners were Mariel Corbin – third place (Crowning Glory) ; Nekara Bishop – second place (Easter Bonnet) and Lashonte Lovell – first place (Everything Easter).
Additional entertainment was provided by the Brownies in the form of the South African national anthem N’kosi Sikel’ iAfrica and a dance to Waka Waka as the girls worked on their World Guiding and entertainment badges. They were accompanied by Nekara Bishop on the bongo drum while newly enrolled Brownie Najé Walker performed a violin solo. Both girls will be awarded the Musician Badge.
More photos for the competition are available in our 15/04/2014 digital ePaper edition at http://epaper.barbadostoday.bb.