Hyde Town Team, supported by Hope Education, The Tameside Reporter and Active Tameside, organized a FREE to enter competition which began with all local schools being provided with a pumpkin template and pupils were asked to either work together as a class, or as individuals, to produce a design and then to transfer their creative scary patterns carved onto proper pumpkins in their Halloween Pumpkin carving competition.
Speaking on behalf of the Hyde Town Team, Roger Bamford said, “The schools sent us over 20 gorgeous and ghoulish exhibits for our Pumpkin carving contest and we saw a wide range of funny faces, and over 50 painted works of art, showing plenty of creepy pumpkin creatures.”
Picking up the £100 equipment prize as judged by Angela Rayner MP (Shadow Secretary for Education) was Flowery Field Primary School who submitted their ‘shockingly scary pumpkin and spooky spider’ entrant.
The runners up chosen from lots of really great entries were: Elle Wildman (year 5) from Bradley Green Primary School with her ‘witchy-poo’ pumpkin, James & Alex O’Brien (year 6 & year 4) from Oakfield Primary School and Kai Crawford (aged 8) from Broadbent Fold Primary School in Dukinfield, who will each receive FREE passes to one of Active Tameside’s Fun Zones.
The judge had an incredibly tough job choosing the winners and deciding which school would earn the £100 voucher towards much needed school equipment from the huge offering from the Leading Supplier of Early Years, Primary and Secondary Teaching Resources, Hope Education.
On accepting the accolade and the £100 voucher from Hope Education’s Heidi Riley and John Rowbotham, Flowery Field’s Headteacher, Alvin Fell said: “We enjoyed taking part in this competition and welcome opportunities to be part of the life of the town. Pumpkin carving certainly sparked some imaginative designs from our pupils and led to some great work!”