Pupils take part in Scarecrow Festival

PUPILS from Uphill Primary School had their scarecrows judged by the mayor as part of the village’s annual festival.

The Mayor and Mayoress of Weston were at the school to judge the pupils’ scarecrow creations last week (Friday).

They picked the Paddington Bear made by 10 and 11-year-old year five and six pupils as the winner.

The school create several scarecrows every year as part of the festival.

Over the weekend more than 70 scarecrows made by residents were put on display in the village.


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Characters including those from Dickens, Mr Men and the Hungry Caterpillar were on display.

The most impressive was an Alice in Wonderland tableau made up of several characters which lit up at night.

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Hundreds of people visited the village and took part in activities including a family evening at Victory Hall and free cream teas at the church on Sunday afternoon.

Stewart Castle, of Uphill Village Society, said: “To see the amounts of enjoyment brought into the village was really great.

“Some came from as far as the Midlands to visit and despite the changing weather on Sunday everyone had fun.

“It showed that although we are part of Weston, Uphill retains its own identity.”

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