Thirty scarecrows filled the grounds of King’s Sutton Pre-School on Saturday as it held the first of what it is hoped will become an annual festival.
Toddlers, former pupils, their families and community groups were invited to build scarecrows in a range of categories which were judged independently. School supervisor Lisa Hawtin said: “This will be the first of many hopefully. I was very proud, the staff worked very hard to put the event on and the imagination that went into some of the scarecrows was amazing.”
Amelia Hermon, 13, won the scarecrow occupation category with her scuba diver.
Best scarecrow built from recycled materials was won by Finn Wyatt, 12, with his crow and scariest scarecrow went to Milo and Meredith Short, aged six and three, for their racing driver. Scarecrow most in need of a hug was won by Year Six pupils from King’s Sutton Primary School, best traditional scarecrow was won by Iris Busby, two, and the primary school reception class won happiest scarecrow.
Best celebrity went to Year Three primary school pupils for their womble and Year Four won best childrens’ scarecrow for their evacuee scarecrow.
Mrs Hawtin said she hopes the festival will be bigger and better next year.