Recently I was privileged to be invited to the Southmuir Primary Scarecrow Parade. The school was a recipient of an RBS Supergrounds Award. The money was spent on developing the gardens and encouraging nursery and primary children to work together on a mutual project as part of its approach to supporting children in their transition between nursery and primary school. This is a celebration of the expanded and flourishing garden.
A couple of weeks ago, Teacher Tom blogged about a scarecrow his children decided to make in his nursery. It was a really good example of how children used their own initiative and ideas. This is a super post to read.
This project was very different in that the parents and children were asked to make a scarecrow at home to bring to school. Some of the scarecrows clearly had a lot of child input. Others were acts of labour and love by relatives and friends.
The Scarecrow Day was a lot of fun. The children got their faces painted and made paper scarecrows indoors.
The snack included baby carrots and lettuce from the re-vamped garden.
There were scarecrows inside too.
The children had painted stones to place in the garden where they wanted to see them.
Everyone made a flag that contributed to the bunting hanging on the fence.
At the end of the day, all the children paraded their scarecrows through the whole school. We all sang “I’m a dingle dangle scarecrow” to finish.