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Pupils at Browns Church of England Primary School in Horbling, Lincolnshire have been busy designing and making scarecrows for the village’s first Scarecrow Festival on 3rd October 2021. Each of the school’s four classes will be entering a unique straw-based creation based on a different fictional book or character, including one of Harry Potter complete with his trademark glasses and lightning scar. Horbling households will also be taking part in the festival and displaying their own hand-crafted scarecrows throughout the village.


All the enthusiastic entrants will be competing to win Horbling’s Best Scarecrow Award. Festival-goers can pick up a trail map from the school in Sandygate Lane from 10.00am on the 3rd October and then follow the trail around the village to check out the scarecrows and vote for their favourites. As festival hosts, Browns School will be serving refreshments throughout the day and there will be a raffle and tombola as well as stalls featuring local crafters in the school grounds.


Sally Howley, Headteacher of Browns Church of England Primary School, says the children are very excited about hosting Horbling’s first Scarecrow Festival and displaying their entries in the school grounds for visitors to see.  “We are all looking forward to having a fun-filled day,” she says, “and I’m sure it will reignite some community spirit into the village after what has been a difficult 18 months for us all.”

All monies raised from the Scarecrow Festival will be donated to Browns Church of England School, Horbling, which is a member of the Lincolnshire Anglican Academy Trust.