Scarecrow competition for local school pupils

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WHEN it comes to making scarecrows Inverclyde youngsters are the best in their field.

Cardwell Garden Centre sponsored a scarecrow competition for local school pupils organised by Tesco Greenock’s community champion, Lorella Sutherland. Schools taking part were Lady Alice, Whinhill, All Saints and Aileymill Primaries.

The scarecrows were judged by Cardwell’s retail general manager, Paul Carmichael and the two winners who each receive a £25 gift voucher for their class, were Whinhill Primary 3/2 and All Saints Primary 5.

There was also a contest for pupils to design a plant pot, which was won by Kelly Street Children’s Centre and Wellpark Children’s Centre, in Greenock. These nurseries also won a £25 gift voucher each from Cardwell.

All the scarecrows entered into the competition – part of the charity fundraising Summer Fete, held at Tesco Greenock – are now on display at Cardwell Garden Centre for people to come to see.
Lorella Sutherland said: “We’d like to say a big thank you to Cardwell Garden Centre for their generosity in sponsoring the scarecrow and plant pot contests.

“The youngsters who took part showed great creativity and imagination. And their teachers were saying how much fun they had making the scarecrows and plant pots.”
Paul Carmichael added: “All the scarecrows were brilliant and it was really hard to pick the winners.

“The winners had put a lot of thought and work into their creations and it wasn’t all down to the luck of the straw!”

Cardwell Garden Centre’s Paul Carmichael with all the entries to the scarecrow contest.
The winning scrarecrows with Cardwell Garden Centre’s Paul Carmichael and Tesco Greenock community champion, Lorella Sutherland and youngsters, from left, Lucy Bell. Lauren Maxwell and Cameron Marshall.
Cardwell Garden Centre’s Paul Carmichael with the winning entries to the plant pot-making contest.
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