Green-fingered youngsters have been honing their creative skills, preparing entries for a Driffield allotment’s scarecrow competition.
During Spellowgate Allotment Society’s annual barbecue for plot holders children of allotment-owning families were given the opportunity to enter scarecrow and sunflower competitions.
Treasurer of the Spellowgate Allotment Society Brenda Walker said: “We hold an annual barbecue for allotment plot holders and their families. We have a scarecrow and sunflower competition for the children. The children make a scarecrow and we have a presentation where they get a trophy.”
The winners of the scarecrow competition were: 1 - Lily, 10 and George, 9 with their giraffe scarecrow; 2 - Cameron, 5 and Lachan, 2 with their cow and bull scarecrow; 3 - Kurt, 8 with his elephant scarecrow.
Brenda praised the entries of the children and spoke about the benefits of youngsters helping their families on the allotments.
Mrs Walker added: “The scarecrows were good this year. The idea is just to try and get the children involved - we have a lot who come up with their parents and it does teach them were vegetables come from and helps them to understand about these things.”
Polt-holder, Jack Gilham was crowned the ‘adult sunflower winner’ with his sunflower measuring 8’2”.
Driffield Times & Post photographer, Mike Hopps, went along to photograph the awards presentation.