Straw men fill village gardens in annual competition

Children of the School Council at Wingrave Combined School  are pictured with the scarecrow they made for the Wingrave Scarecrow Festival
Children of the School Council at Wingrave Combined School are pictured with the scarecrow they made for the Wingrave Scarecrow Festival

A scarecrow house filled with a scarecrow version of Goldilocks and the three bears was runner-up at a traditional village competition.

The house, which was created by pupils on the school council of Wingrave Church of England Combined School, is runner-up in the annual village scarecrow competition.

Wingrave scarecrow festival - This creation was in Twelve Leys

Wingrave scarecrow festival - This creation was in Twelve Leys

Headteacher Valerie Britnell said: “The theme this year was children’s favourite characters and as Goldilocks and the Three Bears is our summer production the children decided to do something along those lines.

“It was really lovely.”

Pupils aged four to 11 were involved in the creation, using straw to make a thatched roof on the cardboard box house.

Residents throughout the village made a variety of colourful scarecrows to display in their gardens for almost a fortnight.

Members of the public then bought a map with the scarecrow trail marked on it and they judged them and handed their completed sheets back to the organisers.