Kurrajong Public School's
Photos and Reports on 2008 Kurrajong Scarecrow Festival
Kurrajong Public School, NSW, again won the prize for the Best Scarecrow Displayed by a School in the 2008 Kurrajong Scarecrow Festival! Magnificent displays of scarecrow handiwork were produced by every class in the school.
Mrs McGowan's and Mrs Jones' kindergarten children made scarecrow models from paper with fringed hands and feet. The faces were made from paper bags with a little stuffing inside to give them shape. Arranged along the verandah they made a lively display as they twirled in the breeze.
The children also made collages of corn plants in a corn crop. Hung on the wall behind the twirling scarecrows, the children could be sure that no birds would eat those ears of corn!
Mrs Barwick's Year 1 children stitched together scarecrow models from pieces of brightly painted paper. The scarecrows had hessian faces with fringes at the top for hair. The funny faces drawn by the children gave each little scarecrow its own special personality. The gallery of Year 1 scarecrows on the classroom wall and door made a delightful display.
Students from Mrs Robinson's Year 2 class made an attractive scarecrow, based on a book they are reading by Duncan Ball. Secret Agent, 'Emily Eyefinger', uses a special eye on the tip of her finger to help solve mysteries. Year 2's scarecrow, with her sweet smiling face and mass of scarecrow straw hair, kept watch over the school from the front gate all weekend.
Mrs Hooley's Year 3 class made two hilarious scarecrows with solid straw faces and bulging eyes made from the bases of polystyrene cups. The creative children added a hat with a bright bandana, a curly wig, bold eye lashes, pipe cleaner jewellery and funny clothing to make an impressive pair of lively scarecrows.
Students from Mrs Horacek's Year 4 class built three scarecrows -- each quite differently and imaginatively made. With streamers for hair, funny hats, rainbow socks and hilarious expressions, they made a colourful trio. A small pumpkin, wearing a fearsome expression, nestled in in a bed of straw near the feet of the left hand scarecrow.
Mrs Franks' Year 5 class built a cool country scarecrow with crinkly yellow hair, chewing on a piece of straw. Then the children made funny scarecrow cookies with wafers for a hat and 'All Bran' for hair. Colourful mini scarecrow artworks by this class also decorated the school office. These were made from paper clothing cutouts, buttons and shredded paper.
Miss Bernacki's Year 6 class made a flock of black cardboard crows. Fine strings supported each crow's body and wing tips. When suspended from the ceiling in a light wind, the crows flapped their wings. Glittery squares of glass were glued in place for the crows' eyes. Year 6 also made the strawy scarecrow school student clinging to the school notice board.
Congratulations to Kurrajong Public School for the varied and imaginative display of scarecrow handiwork that they made for the 2008 Kurrajong Scarecrow Festival and for winning the Best Schools category!
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