Scary youngsters are learning about history

Children at St Judes primary school, supported by Homebase, Wigan, have been designing scarecrows for their autumn Scarecrow display in Worsley Mesnes.'Pictured are LtR: Niamh, Ella, Jodie Winstanley, (kneeling) Sharon Donachie, Paris and Leyton
Children at St Judes primary school, supported by Homebase, Wigan, have been designing scarecrows for their autumn Scarecrow display in Worsley Mesnes.'Pictured are LtR: Niamh, Ella, Jodie Winstanley, (kneeling) Sharon Donachie, Paris and Leyton
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WORSLEY Mesnes turned into Worzel Mesnes this week when local school children got creative and made their own scarecrows.

Children from three local schools, including St Jude’s Primary School, made a scarecrow each as part of a community Link project.

And those at St Jude’s went one step further - all the children and staff dressed up as scarecrows and created a scarecrow village at the front of the school for parents to see at the end of the school day!

Headteacher Josie Booth said: “The day was absolutely brilliant and all the children were buzzing with excitement.

“We had an artist come into the school to teach the children how to make their scarecrows and every single one of them made one. We also had an assembly to teach them about the history of the scarecrow and their different uses in different countries.

“We also ran an afterschool club which gave the parents the chance to get involved and make their own scarecrows being taught by the children and that too was a great success. We are delighted with how happy people were to take part.”