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Pupils' scary stuff earns PM's vote

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: August 22, 2013

  • TROPHY TIME: Pupils from Instow Community Primary School with their winning creation.

  • WHAT A FRIGHT: School scarecrows took many different shapes and sizes at the North Devon Show.

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SCARECROWS have taken to the fields of this year's North Devon Show thanks to a creative school competition.

Organised by BJ's Value House, the event saw children from dozens of schools put their imaginations to the test – creating their very own scarecrows.

More than 2,000 people voted as part of the competition, which saw Instow Community Primary School crowned champions – winning a £150 voucher in the process.

The school also received a special vote from Prime Minister David Cameron during his visit to the show.

Sticklepath Community School came in second and third places with their straw-based creations.

The event also saw a number of children donned in their very own scarecrow costumes. Led by the Bideford Bagpipe Band, the children took to the Tarka Ring to parade their costumes before being judged – with winners receiving a range of prizes from hampers to body boards.

Winners of the seven and under category were Maddison Nott, Maddison Newcombe and Maddison Brocklesby. Winners of the seven and over category were Charley Brocklesby, Toby Smith and Millie Ayers.

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