SCARECROWS in the shape of famous characters were created to celebrate the work of Roald Dahl.
Children at Broadway Junior School, in Sunderland, dedicated their lessons to the famous children’s author as part of Roald Dahl month, including studying the books, writing a quiz and making the scarecrows.
Margarita Acklam, headteacher at the Springwell Road school, said each class had to pick a character from one of the books to make.
She said: “They really turned out well. We had a lot of the main characters including the BFG, Willie Wonka and even a tiny little Matilda.
“Everyone loved doing it. We had teachers searching charity shops to get the best clothing to make their scarecrows with.”
The headteacher said they originally intended to put the scarecrows outside around the field, but because the weather was so bad they ended up placing them in the reception area of the school for visitors to see.
She said: “We are hoping to store them away safely so we can bring them out next year and make more to add to them.”
The headteacher said she hopes to create a mini scarecrow festival with them, like the community at Kettlewell in North Yorkshire do every year.
During their Roald Dahl celebration month, the children also held an Esio Trot trouser day, where the pupils could wear whatever trousers they liked, and raised £100 to send to the author’s Marvellous Children’s Charity, which aims to improve the lives of sick youngsters.