Scarecrows get a makeover as children celebrate tenth anniversary of Essex Schools Food and Farming Day
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Essex schoolchildren created a colourful array of unusual scarecrows to mark the 10th anniversary of a fun annual event aimed at helping them to understand the link between farming and the food they eat.
Nearly 3,000 primary pupils and 64 scarecrows basked in the sunshine at the Essex Schools Food and Farming Day, which took place on Wednesday, June 7, despite a wet and windy build-up to the day.
The highly successful event is organised by Essex Agricultural Society event, hosted at Writtle University College near Chelmsford, and supported by Essex County Council.
Farmers stewarded the schoolchildren as they got to see how farm machinery works, got up close to livestock and examined crops through interactive displays. Organiser Rosemary Padfield described the scarecrows as “amazing”, adding that the team had got “very wet” setting up.