Newlands Primary School in Yateley welcomed a host of scarecrow creations
Newlands Primary School was full of scarecrows yesterday as parents and children prepared for a harvest festival.
The scarecrows came in all shapes and sizes with some scary, others pretty and many comical.
Pupils were set the task of making the hay mannequins dressed in old clothes after reading the story of Tattybogle by Sandra Ann Horn in class.
Caroline Bond, upper school phase leader at the Yateley school, said: “I was delighted by the creativity on show and the great effort families clearly made. Some had sewn and stitched quite detailed creations that must have taken lots of time.
“The event is the first in our school calendar this year to help celebrate the fantastic community spirit that we have here at Newlands. I have had lots of positive feedback from parents and children alike.”
The school celebrates its harvest festival on October 18 at St Peter’s Church, Yateley.
In addition, families will be collecting produce on behalf of Hart Foodbank and will also share fresh fruit at school.
Carl McCarthy, school headteacher, said: “We have been delighted by the way this event has been brought to life this year. The tradition of harvest is a focus all around the world; a time to give thanks and come together as the season changes.
“Tattybogle is a lovely story that helps to explain the changing seasons in a way that all the children can appreciate.
“I am very grateful to all our children and families for taking part.”