Southside moo-ves into spring

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Spring has well and truly sprung — and southsiders were quick to celebrate the changing season this Easter break.

With the daffodils in full bloom and the sun even showing its face over Easter weekend, Glasgow and East Ren gladly welcomed the new season.

Youngsters from Our Lady of the Missions Primary took to Eastwood Park Theatre for an annual Easter Cantata last Wednesday, marking the religious festival with Roll Back the Stone.

Brendan Docherty, depute head teacher, told The Extra: “Each one of our 132 P6 pupils went on stage to retell the Easter story throguh dance, drama and song.

“In addition, our school choir — who were recently awarded first place in hymn singing and third place in Scots song at the Glasgow Music Festival — performed to a packed crowd.”

And now that the schools are off for Easter, there are plenty of adorable new faces greeting visitors to Queen’s Park.

A Generic Photo of Narcissus (Daffodil). See PA Feature GARDENING Easter Holidays. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/thinkstockphotos. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature GARDENING Easter Holidays.

A Generic Photo of Narcissus (Daffodil). See PA Feature GARDENING Easter Holidays. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/thinkstockphotos. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature GARDENING Easter Holidays.

The southside attraction launches its annual Easter Pets event on Tuesday (April 14) with rabbits, chicks and a Highland cow and calf moving from Pollok and Tollcross to greet young animal lovers at The Glasshouse until next Thursday (10am-3.30pm).

Pictured is Shawlands lass Lauren Berkeley (5), who managed a sneak preview meet with calf Chorrach 12 — with a little help from Pollok staff member Mel Sinclair.

Councillor Alistair Watson, executive member for land and environmental services, said: “Easter Pets at The Glasshouse is always hugely popular, drawing large numbers of people and families to Queen’s Park over the last few years.

“The event is a great educational and fun experience for everyone.”

For more ideas on Easter and spring events throughout the school holiday, turn to our What’s On guide on p26.