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Scarecrows help Cullen kids count the cash for school funds!


By Alan Beresford

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KIDS at Cullen Primary have been scaring up some cash for the school thanks to an innovative and fun contest.

Over the past few weeks eagle-eyed village residents have spotted an increasing number of scarecrows popping up all over the place, all of which were part of the school's scarecrow fund-raiser project.

Last Tuesday saw the winners and runners-up proudly unveiled as well as the grand total raised for school funds – £755.

Headteacher Carene Hay explained some of the background to the scheme, which closed on October 28.

She said: "Fund-raising is an integral part of our school as we endeavour to provide the best possible experiences for the children – both in the classroom and out with.

"Our school community missed out on a planned fundraising event which had to be cancelled during the early stages of Covid, just before schools closed down.

"I heard about inspired scarecrow fund-raisers from other schools in the UK, and adopted the idea from their success.

"I am absolutely delighted with the response and participation, not only from our school family but also the wider Cullen community.

"Cullen is a very supportive community and this has been evident in the creative, innovative and generous response to our fund-raising campaign.

"A big thank you to members of the Cullen and Deskford Community Council for taking the time to select our winners."

Scooping the top spot was P7 pupil Lexi, with Emi (P1) in second and Heather (P4) and Abigail (P7) taking an honourable third place.

Mrs Hay added: "I would like to say thank you, on behalf of our staff and pupils, to each and every person who entered the competition and who donated money to our school.

"We are very grateful for your support and hope that you had tons of fun along the way!"



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