Ex-straw-dinary effort

Children from Sacred Heart School hacve created a scarecrow trail around the school. Pictured, from left, are: Anne-Marie Price and Winnie Talbot.
Children from Sacred Heart School hacve created a scarecrow trail around the school. Pictured, from left, are: Anne-Marie Price and Winnie Talbot.
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SOME ex-straw-dinary characters popped up in the corridors of a town primary school – all wonderfully designed by creative pupils.

Any visitors to Sacred Heart RC Primary School, in Hart Lane, who didn’t know what the children had been up to were in for quite a scare.

But the parents who were invited into the school to cast their eyes over these brilliant scarecrows were all extremely impressed.

From reception to Year 6, all of the classes in the school were tasked with designing a scarecrow linked to what that specific year group had been studying.

While the youngest children put their heads together to come up with a fire brigade design, the Year 2 pupils re-created a scene out of the Wizard of Oz.

And when all were complete the characters were set up around the school and parents were invited in to take part in a scarecrow trail.

Joanne Shanks, community links coordinator at the school, said: “The scarecrows were absolutely fantastic, the children did a brilliant job in designing them.

“We invited the parents in for the scarecrow trail and they wandered around the school and had to answer questions about the different scarecrows. The response from the parents was great, they thought the scarecrows were brilliant.”

The project linked in with what the youngsters had been doing in class to mark this year’s harvest festival and the school held its annual assembly.

The kind-hearted youngsters at Sacred Heart also featured in the Mail last week after they donated a massive 363kg of food to Hartlepool Foodbank.

Those donations were enough to feed 40 hard-hit families in Hartlepool for three days.