School hosts village’s first scarecrow festival

An ‘ex-straw-dinary’ community event has been held in Horbling in aid of the village primary school.

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An ‘ex-straw-dinary’ community event has been held in Horbling in aid of the village primary school.

Browns CofE Primary School hosted a scarecrow festival – the village’s first – on Saturday as a school fundraiser.

Each of the school’s four classes designed and made a scarecrow for the event. The ‘straw-some’ foursome were based on different fictional books or characters, with one inspired by Harry Potter, complete with trademark glasses and lightning scar.

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Horbling households also took part, displaying their own hand-crafted scarecrows throughout the village.

Speaking ahead of the event, Sally Howley, headteacher, said: “We are all looking forward to having a fun-filled day 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 festival will be donated to the school, which is a member of the Lincolnshire Anglican Academy Trust.