Scarecrows delight

Catherine Porter and Amy Wydler with two of the
Catherine Porter and Amy Wydler with two of the

Over the past few weeks, the Year 5 class has worked in groups to design, build and decorate eight scarecrows using a variety of recycled materials.

The best of the bunch will be chosen by school vote to compete against 38 other Perth and regional primary school entries at Garden Week’s annual Sunny the Sunflower Scarecrow Competition.

The event, which supports local children’s charity Therapy Focus, will showcase the scarecrows to tens of thousands of visitors to the garden and outdoor living festival.

Chosen by popular vote, the winning school will receive a Yates’ gardening prize pack and a presentation from sustainability specialists Beyond Gardens.

‘What impressed me the most is how the students showed off their unique personalities and decorated each scarecrow so differently,’ Year 5 teacher Kate Goh said.

‘It is such a great activity which got the whole community involved, and we’ve all had an absolute ball.’

‘Making the scarecrow has been loads of fun and made us work as a team,’ student Amy Wydler said.

For more information, visit gardenweek.com.au