FAMOUS duo scarecrow creations were dotted around West Ashton at the weekend for the return of the primary school's annual trail.

Pupils and residents have been hard at work in recent weeks, making their own scarecrows to be put up around the village, with entrants having to follow the map to find each one and guess which famous duo the homemade scarecrow represents.

And the dozens of families who took part, were full of praise for the 19 scarecrows that completed the trail, some of which included Santa and Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, Ant and Dec, Thomas the Tank Engine and Percy the Small Engine, among others.

"I was delighted with how it all went. Everyone did a really great job in putting this all together. This was the best we have had yet," said organiser and PTA member Ruth Heywood.

"There was a scarecrow wedding one, a Morecambe and Wise pairing, Romeo Juliet and all of them were really good.

"Different classes worked on different scarecrows and all of them should be proud of the final product. Certainly the feedback we have received echoes that. The attention to detail and the likeness of the scarecrows was very impressive."

The trail raised £200 for the school, which will use that to buy new play equipment.

"It was a team effort from the PTA to put this on but we could not have done it without the parents, teachers and pupils," added Mrs Heywood.

"It is nice to bring the community together for something like this. We are a small school but it is important to have a good community bond.

"Of the three years we have done this, this one had the most community engagement which was nice to see. People had a lot of fun taking part in this and that is what we want to have, a good, positive community spirit."

Just under 100 people took part in the trail which was held on Saturday and Sunday.