A SCARECROW-MAKING competition has launched for villagers to raise funds for a school.

Two Village Primary School, in Ramsey, is holding the straw-filled competition which is set to become an annual event and tradition for the school.

Pupils and residents from Ramsey and Little Oakley are being invited to create their own scarecrows and proudly display them in their front gardens for everyone to admire.

On Sunday, September 27, judges will drive a route to see all of the entries and then all of the participating scarecrows will be on display in the school grounds on the same day between 11am and 3pm.

There will be winners for pupil and non-pupil categories who will be awarded rosettes.

It costs £2.50 to enter a scarecrow into the competition which will raise vital funds for outdoor learning at the school.

The school has a rural feel with a family of woodpeckers, squirrels and various nighttime visitors like foxes and muntjac deer, as captured on a night cam.

Headteacher Natasha Bennett said: “I am so excited to launch this competition.

“We have some highly creative children and members of the community and this challenge embraces our love of the outdoors for both learning and play, our rural heritage and our thankfulness for the harvest.

“Please take part and come and join us for a wonderful day of celebration.”