Pupils at a west Dorset school were not put off by the stormy weather as they ended the term with an annual spring picnic.

Children at Charmouth Primary school got ready for Easter with their annual spring picnic with families invited to join their children and the staff for lunch.

However, due to Storm Nelson battering the county, the weather was far from ideal picnic weather.

This did not stop more than 50 parents turning up as the school hall was transformed using benches, and blankets laid out on the floor.

Headteacher Laura Cornish said: “I am delighted that so many families were able to join us on the day.

"We value working together to ensure that our children have a range of experiences to support their learning.”

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: There lots of creative egg designs at this year's eventThere lots of creative egg designs at this year's event (Image: Charmouth Primary School)

As well as the picnic, children took part in an Easter hat parade. One child in each class was awarded a prize of a book as the winning entry in their class.

Hats included eggs, chicks, rabbits and flowers and were worn by children as they returned to the hall for a mini parade. Winners were chosen for creativity and originality; this included a hatching dragon and a hat with enormous rabbit ears.

In the lead up to the event, the PTFA organised an Easter egg colouring and design competition; another annual event.

This year saw a record of more than 80 entries, raising money for the PTFA.

Entries came from younger siblings as young as two years old, to entries from staff and parents including traditional Easter and spring themes, as well as caring for the environment.

Winners from each age group category were announced at the picnic and the creative artwork, which included pencil drawings, collage, crochet and papier-mâché, were displayed for all to see.

Before leaving, each child was also given an Easter egg donated by the PTFA.