FABLES and fairytales was the theme for another successful edition of the Winsley scarecrow trail.

Hundreds of families have weaved their way around the village since Saturday, figuring out which scarecrow, such as Peter Rabbit, Puss in Boots, Winnie the Pooh and Alice in Wonderland among others, was which.

All of this is raising funds to help Winsley Primary School get a new learning space or refurbish its current mobile classroom for the end of 2018.

“The feedback we have had has been fantastic,” said organiser and Winsley School Community Association Member, Clare Cobb.

“The scarecrows look fantastic. We have had all sorts from fables and fairytales, such as the ginger bread man, Tinkerbell, Jack and the beanstalk, and although it does not quite apply for this, a brilliant Harry Potter one too.

“I want to thank everyone who contributed, not just from inside the school but for those outside of it and also those who travelled to Winsley from other places.

“That community spirit and support is invaluable. The 30 scarecrows that are dotted around the village look superb but without people’s contributions it would not have been possible.

“The organisers have been preparing this since before Christmas and it is great to see that our hard work has paid off just going by the wonderful feedback we have received.”

Since fundraising for the new learning space began in October, more than £8,500 has been raised towards the cause, which could cost more than £50,000 to do.

“We would like to raise it by the summer holidays if possible,” added Mrs Cobb.

“The school has set up a charity called ‘A class of their own’ which is leading this exciting project.

“Events such as these really help us inch towards our target, as the pantomime did. And what is good about it is that the scarecrow trail will continue on until Saturday.”