EASTHAM schoolchildren helped donate more than 200 Easter eggs to the local community as part of a 'Mini Egg Run'.

Pupils at Heygarth Primary School were tasked to bring in an Easter egg to school after being taught about charities and how working together as a community can help others.

Assistant headteacher Louisa Blake thought of the idea after seeing posts about the Egg Run Tribute and decided to host her own at the school.

She then got in touch with John 'Hippy Bones' Jones who helped arrange for more than 50 motorbikes to ride down Heygarth Road on Thursday, April 18 at 1.30pm.

Louisa told the Globe: "We have been cooking for Wirral's Homeless for almost three years and I run my own charity 'Looby Lou's Lovely Lunches' which lots of my children donate to and help make lunches for.

"So over the spring break I saw the posts about the 2019 Egg Run Tribute Ride and I thought 'Why not have our own version to help with our learning.'

"Actually seeing, hearing, smelling and touching a bike means the children will be immersed in their learning as opposed to just being told or researching facts!

"So we talked about what charity meant and what else we could do to help.

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The eggs donated by Heygarth Primary School pupils

"Then we talked about other communities such as the motorbike community. Then I told the children that I had planned a little surprise for our school community with the help of the biking community which in turn would help others as we were going to give charity in the form of Easter eggs."

The children then brought more than 200 Easter eggs into school which were then handed out to Wirral Homeless CIC, a local nursing home and families across Wirral.

She added: "The children had made flags and a banner to welcome the bikers. The sight of them arriving was spectacular - I had goosebumps!

"They rode into school where they were greeted by the early years and key stage 1 children who were beyond excited.

"The bikers were phenomenal - all giving their time freely and even let the children sit on their bikes to pose for photos."

Louisa is now hoping that this will become an annual event for the school, she said: "The children will be learning about the motorbikes, one class will be focusing on the Blood Bike.

"It was a truly amazing afternoon that taught the children first hand about how communities work together well to help those in difficulty and times of need.

"The bikers were an amazing bunch of people who showed the positive role that motorbikes play in our community as opposed to the often bad image a small minority can give.

"The atmosphere was electric.

"The children were impeccably well behaved and community spirit was in abundance!"

(Pictures: Stephen Rice Photography)