Youngsters get cracking over town centre designs

First published: Tuesday 30 Mar 2021

School children across Darlington have made an eggs-tra special effort to help brighten up the town centre for Easter.

Darlington Borough Council’s town centre and partnerships team invited local schools to decorate giant Easter eggs that will go on display around the centre throughout the Easter holidays.

Thirty schools took up the challenge and a wide range of colourful and creative designs have now been submitted from children of nursery age up to 11 years of age.

Alex Nicholson, Darlington Borough Council’s town centre partnership and events manager, said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the quality of the designs and the enthusiasm from schools who have got involved despite the incredible pressures faced over the past year.

“Our local businesses are really excited (egg-cited!) and can’t wait to display them in their shop windows. In normal times we would do an Easter egg trail throughout the town with prizes. For now, we are doing what we can to brighten up the town for visitors and businesses alike.

“We’re working on some exciting projects as the town centre starts to open and look forward to involving the local community in even more town centre plans and activities.”

The Easter egg artworks will be on display until 18 April and you can see where they are displayed below:





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