Jeffery keeps watch over Woy Woy PS pumpkin patch

Jeffery the Scarecrow in the pumpkin patch

Woy Woy Public School has welcomed the newest addition to its team, Jeffery the Scarecrow, protector of the pumpkin patch and school garden.

Teacher Emily Bartlett said the scarecrow was crafted by students in celebration of their hard work and efforts in the school garden.

“We have weeded, mulched and fertilised the area, and our plants have been loving it,” Bartlett said.

“In celebration, we hung our pumpkin patch sign and made a Scarecrow.

“The kids had so much fun building the frame, stuffing the clothes with straw and drawing its scary face.”

Bartlett said they had decided to name their new friend Jeffery and he was already popular among the school students.

She said the whole garden had grown well over the school holidays with tomatoes, zucchini flowers and an abundance of snow peas and strawberries.

“We have been so excited and eager to try our produce we have been picking and eating it fresh out of the garden,” Bartlett said.

Newsletter, Oct 23
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