Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May 2019: the Keevil CoFE Academy Scarecrow Trail

Update from The Friends of Keevil School:

The Friends of Keevil School will be hosting its 11th annual Scarecrow Trail this year, with the theme of ‘Once Upon a Bookcase’ which will see 40 fabulous scarecrows, based on books – old and new – decorate the village. There are great prizes to be won; most correct answers wins £100 cash and best scarecrow wins £50. A children’s trail will be available too with fabulous prizes so there’s something for everyone.

To take part costs just £3 per entry sheet for the main trail, and £1.50 for the children’s trail. The trail is open from 10am – 4pm over the weekend.

It’s a great, fun, family event. This year will see a bar, BBQ, tea and cakes, locally sourced ice-cream and other food stalls on sale in the school grounds, plus refreshments in the village hall. We’ll also have a tombola, raffle, stalls and games on offer throughout the weekend.

The event is run entirely by volunteers and all the money raised goes back into Keevil CofE Academy to enhance the children’s learning and experiences. Each year we donate 10% of our profits to local charities. Charities we have supported in recent years have included the Keevil Community Shed team, St Leonard’s Church in the village, Cancer Research UK and Wiltshire Air Ambulance. If you have any queries or comments about the event, please contact the school on 01380 870376 who will put you in touch with a member of the committee.

The Friends of Keevil School Scarecrow Committee


About the Scarecrow Trail

This popular annual event is managed by and for the benefit of Keevil School, not the village or villagers of Keevil. It is the largest fundraising event the school holds, and 10% of the profits go to local charities.

  • In 2018 £400 was donated to St Leonard’s Church, £400 to the Wiltshire Air Ambulance, and £250 to the Keevil Community Shed.
  • In 2017 the donation was split between St Leonard’s Church, The Wiltshire Air Ambulance and the Keevil Community Shed via Keevil Parish Council. In addition to this, the school children collected donations in the car park for Cancer Research and raised £282.75.
  • In 2016 donations were made to Keevil Parish Council and Wiltshire Young Carers.

Any feedback residents would like to make relating to the Scarecrow Trail should be directed to the Parish Council Clerk, so that they can be addressed collectively when meeting with councillors to plan for future events.

At the request of the Chairman of the Parish Council, from 2018 onwards the event name was corrected to “The Keevil School Scarecrow Trail”. The Chairman also attended a meeting with the Scarecrow Organising Committee at which she pointed out that some visitors following the trail onto the Playing Field had let their dogs onto the main field which is prohibited.

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