Easter bonnets on parade in St Fanchea’s College

Marian Connolly, one of the organisers  of St Fachea's College's Easter bonnet celebrations

Marian Connolly, one of the organisers of St Fanchea’s College’s Easter bonnet celebrations

AS THE saying goes: “If you want to get ahead, get a hat!”.

To mark Easter and, the ‘Easter bonnet’ theme, Year 8, 9 and 10 pupils of St Fanchea’s College, Enniskillen enjoyed an afternoon of modelling their self-made Easter bonnets on the catwalk.

This is the 10th year of this delightful in-school event.

A spokesman for the school suggested that world-famous milliners, Philip Treacy and Stephen Jones would be proud of these ‘chic chicks’ whose creations were all made from recycled materials.

Given the Easter egg link, she said there was, an ‘eggstraordinary’ array of designs on show, fabric, paper, metal, plastic and organic materials, all transferred into original creations.

“Spring definitely was spring as each pupil impressed a panel of judges with their fashion statements.”

The people responsible for organising this fun afternoon were – Mrs Connolly, Mrs Britton, and Year 13.

All of them were ‘suitably eggcited’ by the standard of this year’s entries, with every participant a winner and awarded an Easter egg as a prize.

You could say: ‘everyone involved in the venture enjoyed a headstart for Easter!’.

On a more serious note, the St Fanchea’s students will have the opportunity to show off their hats at a fundraising event at the Cathedral Hall, Enniskillen this Saturday, 30 March at 10.00am.

The proceeds go to Smiles Foundation Charity, World Youth Day in Rio and the Cathedral Hall repair funds.
Everyone is welcome.


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