Pharoah’s bid to rule at palace
Pupils at Ashford’s Wyvern School are hoping their Pharoah the Scarecrow will wow the judges at a top flower show.
Youngsters from the Great Chart school built the scarecrow, also known as Bob, as their entry for the Royal Horticultural Society school gardening bird-scarer competition at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.
Scarecrows had to take inspiration from the theme ‘world costume’ and Wyvern chose Egypt.
The pharoah scarecrow is among 37 entries from schools across the south east selected to be displayed at the show, which opened on Tuesday and runs until Sunday.
The pupils went to the show to set up their display.
Wyvern assistant head teacher Sharon Barkley said: “The scarecrows will be on display with visitors able to vote for their favourite. The votes will be counted at noon on Sunday, with the winning scarecrow being announced on the RHS website.”
Members of the school’s gardening club also designed a ‘Pooh Heaven’ garden for the RHS at Wisley. The Wyvern youngsters were among 32 schools who entered the contest and were delighted to pick up the ‘most decorative’ award. The cast of Romeo and Juliet at Phoenix Community Primary School
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