Team GB heroes celebrated in scarecrow trail

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IT was far from being Olympian Tom Daley’s most successful high board drive.

But it still won a medal.

The London 2012 hearthrob and fellow Team GB heroes were depicted in action poses in Durham City, to celebrate their successes.

Jessica Ennis and Andy Murray are also represented in the new scarecrow trail, which runs between County Hall and the DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery.

The models have been created by adults who live in residential and care homes in the county or attend day centres, as part of a competition organised by Durham County Council’s Create Arts and Activities Service.

Janice Pearce, Create learning support assistant coordinator, said: “This is the fifth year we have held the scarecrow competition and each time the standard just gets better.

“London 2012 was the obvious theme for this year’s contest, and it’s great to see how the groups have interpreted that – from Tom Daley mid-dive to Wenlock the Olympic mascot.”

Members of the public can visit the scarecrow trail, which will be in place until Sunday.

The creators of the winning scarecrows were to be presented with their prizes a special celebration at County Hall today.

First prize wne to The Local Company, Consett, from Tom daley.

Second was the Shinwell Centre, Peterlee, for Zeus.

Third was the Abbeyday centre, Pity Me, for Jessica Ennis.

Prizes were also due to be handed out for the Createing Gardens competition, which saw green-fingered residents and day care users at 16 venues trying to impress the judges with their horticultural skills.

Harbour Lodge, in Seahamm won in three categories - Most Improved, Special Feature, and Service User.

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