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Hillmead Primary School scarecrow festival in pictures

Five superb scarecrows were crowned the worthy winners at Hillmead Primary School's first-rate fundraising scarecrow festival.

Families at the Bishop's Park school were invited to create designs and donate to enter them in the competition. Minions, Peppa Pig, Captain Jack Sparrow, Robin Hood, Day of the Dead and even TV cook Mary Berry were among the inspirations.

Their handiwork adorned the school field and headteacher Michelle Shenston had the tricky task of picking out her favourites.

Alex and Joshua (from Foxglove and Daisy class), Freya and Sebastian (Poppy and Lilac), Ivy and Archie (Daisy and Clover), Dante (Buttercup) and Jake (also Buttercup) were named the winners and were awarded toys vouchers, donated by estate agent David Lee.

Mrs Shenston also highly commended the entry of Imogen, Ffion, Evie and Laura from Poppy Class.

This inaugural scarecrow festival could become an annual tradition. It gave Hillmead's parent teacher association (PTA) a chance to generate some much-needed funds.

Jo Geddes, the group's chairwoman, explained: "As we are unable to run our usual events like discos and fayres, we're continuously thinking of Covid-friendly ways to raise money for our school."

The school is set to gain from the Co-op Local Community Fund as the supermarket chain has selected it as one of its good causes. Shoppers who sign up as members can pick Hillmead as one of their three charities and each time they buy selected Co-op branded products and services, 2p for every £1 spent goes to the school.

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