Perth Royal Show’s Sustainable Scarecrow Competition attracts record entries

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Sustainable Scarecrow Competition organiser Mary Nenke, of Kukerin, with one of the entries.
Camera IconSustainable Scarecrow Competition organiser Mary Nenke, of Kukerin, with one of the entries. Credit: Cally Dupe/Countryman, Cally Dupe

Classic checked shirts were out and creativity was in as students from across the State put their imagination and teamwork to the test to create their best scarecrows.

A bumper field of 63 entries entered this year’s Sustainable Scarecrow competition at the Perth Royal Show, with a regeneration theme hoped to spark conversation about food production.

Competition organiser Mary Nenke, a Royal Agricultural Society of WA councillor and Kukerin farmer, said the aim of the competition was to encourage children’s interest in the concept of growing their own food and keeping them safe from hungry birds.

East Hamersley Primary School took out the top prize for their eco-inspired piece, which included a selection of live herbs in cardboard pots, followed by High Wycombe Primary School and Winthrop Primary School.

Yokine Primary School and Wirrabirra Education Support Centre, in Gosnells, were awarded a highly commended.

The competition is open to primary schools across WA, with entering classes given a free ticket for up to 35 children and one teacher.

Winning schools will receive a visit from a Bunnings representative to conduct a hands-on sustainability activity, which could include creating a worm warm, a vegetable garden or a compost bin.

FIRST: East Hamersley Primary School Year 4 student student Alyssa Filardi, flanked by Liberal MP Celia HamMond and RASWA president David Thomas, with the winning scarecrow.
Camera IconFIRST: East Hamersley Primary School Year 4 student student Alyssa Filardi, flanked by Liberal MP Celia HamMond and RASWA president David Thomas, with the winning scarecrow. Credit: Cally Dupe/Countryman, Cally Dupe
SECOND: High Wycombe Primary School's scarecrow entry.
Camera IconSECOND: High Wycombe Primary School's scarecrow entry. Credit: Emily Mitchell/Emily Mitchell
THIRD: Winthrop Primary School teacher Katie Moriarty with the third-placed scarecrow.
Camera IconTHIRD: Winthrop Primary School teacher Katie Moriarty with the third-placed scarecrow. Credit: Cally Dupe/Countryman, Cally Dupe
Lake Grace District High School teacher Lisa Nenke with her daughter Page Nenke, 9, with the scarecrow created by the school's Year 5-6 students.
Camera IconLake Grace District High School teacher Lisa Nenke with her daughter Page Nenke, 9, with the scarecrow created by the school's Year 5-6 students. Credit: Countryman
Northam Primary School's scarecrow entry.
Camera IconNortham Primary School's scarecrow entry. Credit: Countryman
Sustainable Scarecrow Competition organiser Mary Nenke, of Kukerin, with one of the entries.
Camera IconSustainable Scarecrow Competition organiser Mary Nenke, of Kukerin, with one of the entries. Credit: Cally Dupe/Countryman, Cally Dupe
Koorda Primary School's entry in the Regenerative Scarecrow Competition.
Camera IconKoorda Primary School's entry in the Regenerative Scarecrow Competition. Credit: Countryman
Pickering Primary School's entry in the Regenerative Scarecrow Competition.
Camera IconPickering Primary School's entry in the Regenerative Scarecrow Competition. Credit: Countryman
Wundowie Primary School's entry in the Regenerative Scarecrow Competition.
Camera IconWundowie Primary School's entry in the Regenerative Scarecrow Competition. Credit: Countryman
The Christian Aboriginal Parent-Directed School Coolgardie entry in the Regenerative Scarecrow Competition.
Camera IconThe Christian Aboriginal Parent-Directed School Coolgardie entry in the Regenerative Scarecrow Competition. Credit: Countryman
St Jude's Catholic Primary School's entry in the Regenerative Scarecrow Competition.
Camera IconSt Jude's Catholic Primary School's entry in the Regenerative Scarecrow Competition. Credit: Countryman
Mount Claremont Primary School's entry in the Regenerative Scarecrow Competition.
Camera IconMount Claremont Primary School's entry in the Regenerative Scarecrow Competition. Credit: Countryman
St Hilda's Junior School's entry in the Regenerative Scarecrow Competition.
Camera IconSt Hilda's Junior School's entry in the Regenerative Scarecrow Competition. Credit: Countryman
North Harrisdale Primary School's entry in the Regenerative Scarecrow Competition.
Camera IconNorth Harrisdale Primary School's entry in the Regenerative Scarecrow Competition. Credit: Countryman
Belamy Primary School's entry in the Regenerative Scarecrow Competition.
Camera IconBelamy Primary School's entry in the Regenerative Scarecrow Competition. Credit: Countryman

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