Headlands goes scarecrow mad

Headlands School'Scarecrow Comp'PA1145-18a'Mr Walmsley checks out a living scarecrow

Headlands School'Scarecrow Comp'PA1145-18a'Mr Walmsley checks out a living scarecrow

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ELVIS, Charlie Chaplin, Medusa and Bob Marley were all spotted at a charity scarecrow competition at Headlands School last week.

The competition tasked each tutor group with making a scarecrow based on a historical figure in just one week.

Headlands School'Scarecrow Comp'PA1145-18c'Chloe Pearson 13, Alex Garland 13, Chelsea Haley 13

Headlands School'Scarecrow Comp'PA1145-18c'Chloe Pearson 13, Alex Garland 13, Chelsea Haley 13

House points and prizes courtesy of the Co-op added an extra incentive for students who had to make the scarecrows without the help of their tutors.

Other notable entries in the 23 strong field included Father Christmas, Bob Marley and the overall winner Tutankhamun.

The winning scarecrow, made by Miss Hutchinson’s tutor group, impressed the judges with its well researched details such its eye colour and lifelike scale.

Assistant headteacher, Ian Wormald, said: “The tutor groups have been undertaking a range of activities so far this year, including a number of team-building challenges like today, raising funds to sponsor the education of five children abroad through Action Aid and weekly House competitions.

“This task probably inspired them the most and created a huge buzz around school all week. When we set this activity we couldn’t have imagined the high quality of the final entries.”

Headlands is offering the scarecrows to local farmers for the spring, and anyone interested should get in contact with Mr Wormald on 01262 676198.