THERE were bugs, birds and all manner of strange creatures.
But the “egg art” produced by pupils at Beech Early Years Infant and Junior School in Golcar served a very useful purpose.
The eggs decorated for Easter not only showed off the children’s artistic talents, but raised £120 for the Beech Children’s Gospel Choir.
The choir, which celebrates its 10th anniversary last this year, was formed as part of a Yorkshire Youth in Music project.
But, as Lynda Liles explained, when the funding ran out in 2003 the organisers did not want the children to be disappointed.
“The children really took to the gospel music and we decided to carry on ourselves, which meant we have to constantly raise funds.
“My co-worker Jackie Wilson and I decided on the egg-painting contest as a way of raising some money and it was a fantastic success.
“More than 120 children took part from every part of the school and the results were fantastic.”
The choir receives regular lessons from professional gospel singer Tyndale Thomas, who received the MBE for his services to music, and they appear at concerts across the region.
Lynda said: “We are so grateful to all the people who have backed us and continue to do so.
“The children love working with the choir.”
She urged anyone who wants to sponsor the choir to contact her at Beech School.