Lacock School’s annual scarecrow trail will be held on the May Bank Holiday weekend, May 24 to 26.

It is a family trail around the picturesque village of Lacock, with nearly 50 scarecrows and models on the theme of countries, with an additional pre-school children’s trail with its own theme of animals of the world.

Every year the event attracts thousands of visitors to the village, all helping to raise money for the local primary school.

In its 12th year, the trail has raised thousands of pounds for the village school which has benefited from new equipment, library books and the refurbishment of a new computer suite.

Headteacher Richard Hearn said: “The Scarecrow Trail is a fantastic event and I am looking forward to seeing the wonderful creations around the village.

"The fantastic support provided by the Friends of Lacock School allows us to provide a greater range of experiences for the children.”

Local businesses in and around the village get behind the school’s efforts by sponsoring the event.

Whitehall Garden Centre and Sound Marketing in Melksham have again sponsored the event, while village jewellers Watlings have donated a £300 gift voucher to the winner of the trail.

Lacock Abbey and grounds are open to the public as normal.

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