THE Friends of St Mary’s primary school in Yate, will once again host their scarecrow trail around the town.

Parents and pupils at the school are preparing to construct scarecrows for the annual trail held in October half term.

The theme for this year’s scarecrows will be Heroes.

Children can expect to be greeted with real-life heroes, emergency services, cartoon characters, and superheroes.

Families in the area that don’t attend St Mary’s and local businesses are encouraged to make and display scarecrows to widen the search area for the trail

A spokesperson for The Friends of St Mary’s said, “Yate scarecrow trail is in its third year. Previously, the trails have raised over £5000 for much needed equipment for St Mary’s Primary.

“Obviously almost all events had to cancel this year so our fundraising efforts have been very limited, which makes the 2020 Scarecrow trail even more important.

“We are looking forward to this going ahead, and with our theme being heroes, we hope to be able to show our thanks to all of the services that have supported the community this year.”

Headteacher Bethan Scriven added: "The Scarecrow Trail is always a highlight on our school social calendar.

"Just as the nights are drawing in and the weather is turning our families start to chatter about which scarecrow they will be creating!

"The trail truly is a community event and its wonderful how many businesses and households get involved that may not have a direct link to our school.

"To have an event like this that’s outside and doesn’t require people to congregate together is perfect for the current situation so I hope lots of people get out over half term and join in with the fun!"

The trail will be live from October, 24 until November 1.

For more information or to display a scarecrow go to