LIVE music, Easter bonnets and newborn chicks have been part of Easter activities across Wyre Forest and the surrounding area.

Pupils of Sytchampton Endowed First School finished their term with an Easter bonnet parade.

About 80 youngsters made their own headgear for the special event at the school.

There was a range of designs with many featuring chickens, eggs and bunnies and prizes were awarded to the winner of best bonnet from each of the five year groups.

On Good Friday, Stourport’s Civic Theatre Hall was alive with the sound of music for its Easter Rocks concert.

The gig was a a joint fundraiser for Monday Night Group pantomime and The Civic Group.

The three bands, StormForce, Identity Crisis and Wet Desert, helped to raise nearly £700 for the two charities.

Civic Group chairman John Caldwell said: “This proved to be a popular event and we will hopefully use this as a springboard to promote more live and local music at the theatre hall. Both groups will benefit massively from the money raised.”

Residents at a Dunley care home have been helping to look after 10 newborn Easter chicks.

The chicks are being cared for at Dunley Hall, in Redstone Lane.

Acting manager Sue Smith said: “We thought it would be a lovely idea, especially as its Easter. It was good for the residents to see the process of the eggs hatching and it brought back a lot of memories for them.

“A lot of them had chickens when they were younger and it helped them to remember. It worked really well.”