A talented team from Hazelwood Integrated Primary School has been rewarded for its inspiring scarecrow creations with new saplings for the school.
The creative children won the Integrated Primary Schools’ scarecrow competition at the 2013 Airtricity Garden Festival in Hillsborough in May.
The competition, which has been running for eight years, is organised by festival director Claire Faulkner and the Integrated Education Fund and sponsored by Allianz.
‘Scarecrow Square’ has become a feature of the annual show, greeting visitors with a crowd of imaginative creatures from all over Northern Ireland.
This year, the schools were invited to make scarecrows based on the themes of storytellers or musicians, or simply to make a traditional figure.
Hazelwood IPS was highly commended in the “musicians” category for its “Lady Gaga” interpretation.
The trees were kindly donated by CAFRE at Greenmount in Antrim and after collecting their prize from the college’s Martin Wooster, the children joined pupils from other winning schools to explore the campus nature trail.