Updated: Mar 17
What and when is it?
The Claremont Easter Egg hunt is a much loved and fun activity for all of the children at Claremont School. It happens at school, within the school day and this year will be taking place on Friday 31st March.
How does it work?
In the days running up to the hunt, the children will make their own Easter Egg basket (at school) which they personalise, decorate and most importantly, put their name on!
On the morning of the hunt, the baskets will be collected from each class and given to a team of PTA volunteers who fill the baskets with chocolate goodies.
In the afternoon, the PTA volunteers will hide the baskets, two classes at a time, in one of the two school fields. The classes will be bought out to the school fields where the children are then able to hunt for their own basket! Classes will be paired (e.g. Yr 6 with Yr R) so that the older children can help the younger ones.
Lastly, to make the event even more special, the Easter Bunny will be visiting to say hello and spread Easter joy to all!
How can I help?
Please donate if you can through our localgiving page adding Gift Aid if eligible to make your donation go further. We are suggesting a donation of £5 per child this year if you can.
Alternatively, you can donate by texting the below (although please note the company take 5% of your donation as commission so localgiving with gift aid is much preferred):
CLAREMONT 5 to 70085 to donate £5 (or CLAREMONT 10 for £10, etc, up to £20).
Why are we asking for donations?
The PTA is buying over 4,000 chocolate treats up front!
This enables the PTA to monitor food allergens more easily within the chocolate and to ensure all children have the same content in their baskets. The exception to this is children with allergies (please see below).
What if my child has a food allergy?
The chocolate purchased contains milk, soya and egg. Whilst the chocolate purchased won’t specifically contain nuts, the items may also contain traces of peanuts, nuts and wheat.
If your child has an allergy to any of these please can you donate specific sweets for your child in a bag CLEARLY LABELLED with the child’s full name and class name. Please hand this either to the class teacher or school office by Thursday 31st March. We have included some photos in this blog of what the chocolate basket contents will be if you want to know what to aim for.
As an additional precaution, all children will be instructed not to eat the chocolate treats until after school, and only once they have parental permission.
Will all children be able to participate?
Yes, if your child is in school on the day, they can participate. No child will be excluded regardless of donations received. It is an inclusive and seasonal fun event for ALL Claremont School children and all donations are optional (but much appreciated if you’re able to!).
Thank you for your support!