There was no scaremongering for pupils as they took part in a special harvest event.
Children from Wallsend’s Stephenson Memorial Primary School and the Grasmere Academy, in Killingworth, joined forces for a family scarecrow project.
Families had been invited to design and make their own scarecrow, with their efforts being judged at a celebratory event last Friday.
A special mini scarecrow workshop was held for last minute entries and touch ups ahead of a prize giving assembly.
The scarecrows were then put on display in the school field for everyone, and local residents to enjoy.
Children from a rural school in Felton were on hand to judge the entries from Stephenson Memorial Primary while representatives from the Bay Foodbank were on hand to judge Grasmere’s scarecrows.
After the assembly, pupils from Grasmere presented their harvest donations to the Bay Foodbank.
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