SCHOOL pupils ranging from year two to year six from Waberthwaite C of E primary school have worked hard to create film-inspired scarecrows to enter into the Millom and District Scarecrow Festival.

Headteacher Sandra Cummings said: “The children worked on the scarecrows from the initial planning to actually making them for about a week.

“We have entered since 2017. The first year the theme was musical heroes and as our school field was undergoing significant drainage work at the time we decided it would be fun to create the band Mud and the children learnt the song Tiger Feet - we were judged as the winners that year.

“The following year the theme was World War I and so we created an army figure and with the support of Mrs Clapp who works at school and her family, a horse and an aeroplane.

The theme for this year’s competition is Strictly Come Dancing, and the children have based their creations around the show’s film week.

She continued: “We always participate in a wide range of events: Scarecrow Festival, Cumbria in Bloom, Millom in Bloom, sporting events including cross country, as being in such a rurally isolated community, it’s lovely to help the children feel like a part of a wider community and to be involved in something bigger.

“Do something that you know will put a smile on people’s faces - we get a lot of joy from that.”