Happy Easter: Hunting and Finding Chocolate Easter Bunnies
by Wangzuoyi Qian, 6D1 & Viktoria Ratzesberger 9E2
At Salem Castle students celebrated their Easter holiday with many traditional customs. Two of them describe decorating and searching for Easter eggs.

For the students who could not return home during the Easter holidays in 2021, the school offered a wide palette of creative activities. Wangzuovi Qian, of Class 6D1, reports:

“In the final week before the 2021 Easter holidays we students in Years 5 and 6 painted our Easter baskets, formerly flower pots, and decorated them. The result was many beautiful baskets because there are some really good artists among us. We all had a lot of fun. Afterwards we had to design name tags for our baskets so they wouldn’t get mixed up. The next day it was finally time to hide our Easter baskets in the beautiful Junibaugarten. We boys hid the girls’ baskets, and they hid ours. It took a few minutes for us each to find our own basket, but in the end we were totally happy to discover them filled with chocolate bunnies and Easter eggs.”

“It was sad not being able to be with my family over the Easter holidays because they live in the United States. However, I still had a lot of fun with my roommate. Over the holidays we had different activities such as painting eggs and going on an easter basket hunt. Some of us also chose to decorate Easter candles. The night before Easter there was a beautiful Easter prayer service (Osterandacht) in the Junibaugarten with our school pastor, Mrs Morrison-Schilffarth. Afterwards we stayed on sitting around the fire pit to roast marshmallows and make smores. All in all, I had a lot of fun and was glad to spend time with my friends.”