School wins gold award for scarecrow trail
STAFF and pupils at Manorbrook Primary School were bursting with pride after receiving Thornbury in Bloom’s Gold Schools competition award.
The school’s Friends of Manorbrook PTA team collected the Joan Tuck Schools Cup for the Scarecrow Trail fundraising event they organised in the summer term.
Families and other supporters of the school in Park Road created scarecrows on the theme of ‘Heroes’ and displayed them in their gardens.
Residents and visitors then went around the trail, discovering the different creations as they spotted superheroes, nurses, movie characters and more all around the town and the surrounding area.
Deputy Head Elaine Drayton said: "As well as achieving the schools award, the event raised over £350, which has supported the school in buying new laptops for the children to use."
Thornbury In Bloom is celebrating its own success after winning a gold medal and overall trophies in this year's South West In Bloom awards, which took place in October in Weston-super-Mare.
Thornbury triumphed in the Sargent Cup in the class for towns of its size, narrowly beating Tavistock in Devon, which also won a gold medal.
Thornbury In Bloom was also given a discretionary award for outstanding community effort after impressing judges with the number of people and groups that support the effort, and the Sponsors Trophy for the overall best entry.