Flower show hosts pupils’ scarecrow

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A SCARECROW made by primary school pupils is being paraded in front of the judges at the Hampton Court Flower Show.

Pupils from St Alban’s primary school, in Havant, took their scarecrow Charles Darwin, along with dog Polly to the world’s largest annual flower show, which runs until July 5.

The school came runners-up in The News youth awards, in the environment stars category.

They are looking to follow this up with a successful showing at the week-long event in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace.

Each scarecrow represents a different historical figure, with more than 35 schools across the country competing.

Pupils of St Alban’s face stiff competition as there is also another Charles Darwin, but St Alban’s pupils believe they have a secret weapon with Polly the dog.

People who are visiting the annual show will get their chance to vote on their favourite scarecrow while they have a guided tour of the palace.