A Story Collaboration by Sam B and Mrs Poustie

Carmel’s garden is looking very creative these days with a colourful, beautiful Scarecrow I made during my Science Engineering lessons. I worked hard on my Science project and did a lot of research about Scarecrows. I was given the task of ‘Up-Cycling’ and ‘Re-using’ resources for this project and created a (very impressive) Scarecrow made out of plastic, a wooden pole, a school logo, bright colours and some extra materials.

When it came to putting the Scarecrow in the garden, I dug a hole in the ground and used some bricks to make sure that the Scarecrow was stable and looking good in the garden. Thank you Lilach and Hadassa for all your hard work in helping me and for turning our school garden into a fun and functional garden.

Did you know?

- The Egyptians used the first scarecrows in recorded history to use to protect wheat fields along the Nile River from flocks of quail.

- Before scarecrows were around, during the Middle Ages, in England, young boys would walk through the wheat fields making loud noises with wooden clappers to scare the birds away. This was the child's main job on the farm. They were called birdscarers.

- Formidophobia is the fear of scarecrows.There is a Japanese village called Nagoro which has 35 inhabitants, but over 350 scarecrows!!