Harvest time in Havercroft

Harvest festival at Havercroft Junior school.'L to R) Naomh Singleton, DJ Burrows and Emily Hardman.'h304a240
Harvest festival at Havercroft Junior school.'L to R) Naomh Singleton, DJ Burrows and Emily Hardman.'h304a240

SCARECROWS failed to have the desired effect when people flocked to see them at a schools’ harvest festival celebrations.

Parents were invited to Havercroft Junior and Infant School for a special assembly last Friday when the winners of the scarecrow making competition were announced.

Alex Long took first prize with his Mr and Mrs Cobweb creation.

Lucie Nunn and Owen Brayshaw were crowned the runners up.

The festival was organised by the Friends of Havercroft School group.

Member Corrine Rusling, said: “It was the first year we had done it and it was a good day.

“It was good to get the children and their parents to work together on something.”

The competition was part of the school’s celebration of the harvest festival where they were also been taught about produce and farming.

Mrs Rusling added: “It’s really important for the children to understand why we have the harvest festival.

“All the produce that we had was locally sourced and it’s important for the children to understand where their food comes from.”

Donations were also made to the Christian and African Relief Trust which sends long-life food to Africa.