Lisnaskea youngsters resurrect scarecrow tradition…

CHILDREN from the two main primary schools in Lisnaskea have come together to resurrect a forgotten tradition.
St Ronan’s primary school joined forces with the Moat primary school and contacted businesses around Lisnaskea to ask if they would create and display a scarecrow. 
The aim was to get an event running that involved everyone, so in that spirit the primary school kids set off on a scarecrow trail. 
Local businesses took part with much enthusiasm with each going to great lengths to create their displays. Children, accompanied by their families and staff from the Moat and St Ronan’s went out and about around Lisnaskea together in the search of scarecrows.  
There was a great response from the children and participation was encouraged by a prize draw and treats for all who entered. 
The votes have now been counted and the school’s Parents, Teachers and Friends Associations  (PTFAs) have a winning business that will be presented with a trophy as a thank you. 
Acting principal at the Moat PS, Jacqueline Patterson said, “We very much appreciated all the efforts made by local businesses for this joint venture between our schools. The children thoroughly enjoyed taking part.”
St Ronan’s principal Brian McGrath added, “The schools have been working together through shared education over many years. The PTFA’s of both schools decided to come together with a view to bringing businesses on board. The excitement generated by this project has had the most impact on the pupils. It was a great way of bringing parents and the wider community on board to share and celebrate the great work which is going on in our schools.”

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