GANDHI, Guy Fawkes, Bear Grylls and Wonder Woman were just some of the famous characters dotted around the Grove Primary School grounds on Saturday for its scarecrow trail.

More than 500 people headed down to the Trowbridge school to guess what scarecrow was which, for its theme of famous people and places beginning with a G and superheroes.

Whilst everyone was dashing about the school’s grounds for fifth edition of the trail, inflatables, face painting and arts and crafts kept everyone else busy, in a day that ended up raising more than £1,500 for the school.

“The feedback we have had so far has been really positive. There was a great atmosphere and people really enjoyed themselves,” said Laura Lee, of Parents and Teachers of Grove School.

“We had 30 G named scarecrows, made by families, and then 12 superhero ones, made by the pupils - they were all really well done.

“It was great to have a mix of things going on, with the different trails and then the inflatables and refreshments too.

“In previous years we have done it outside of the school but the response we have had from families is that they would like something at the school, so that is what we did and it really paid off.

“We have been working on this for several months and we are delighted it was so well received. There are 20 of us who helped organise it. We all chipped in really well.”

Despite spending months planning the successful event, the 20-strong team of Parents and Teachers of Grove School will be back in the coming weeks to organise the school’s summer fete.

“It will be onto the next one in not too long,” she said.

She added: “The proceeds from this event will be going towards enrichment activities for all children to benefit.”