Scarecrow Weekend 30th April to 2nd May 2016


Friends of Slingsby School – Scarecrow weekend 30th April to 2nd May 2016

The closing date for entering a scarecrow is Friday 22nd April. An entry form can be downloaded here.

F.O.S.S. writes

We ask families of all children in school, and other villagers, to make a scarecrow and display it in their garden from 12noon on Saturday, 30th April until 5pm on Monday, 2nd May.  You don’t need to be a fantastic artist/sculptor to join in – you just need a little imagination. We don’t have a theme, we don’t mind what they are made of – we just want you to have fun.

Who is your favourite movie/tv/sports star? Can you make him/her/it from shoe boxes, newspaper and bin liners? Perfect – you can join in! Don’t worry if you don’t live in the village as we have lots of places that can be used to display your scarecrow. Need some inspiration? Have a look at our Facebook page and see a photo of every scarecrow created in the last couple of years.

Scarecrow trails will be on sale from school, Tony’s Village Shop, Robin Hood Caravan Park and The Grapes Inn. Everyone that buys a trail is encouraged to submit a vote for their favourite scarecrow. The creator of the winning scarecrow receives a trophy and, as a thank you to those that have completed the trail, votes are put into a prize draw to win a cash prize.

As in previous years, FOSS will be providing refreshments/snacks and a tombola stall in the Reading Rooms on the Saturday and Sunday.