Over Hallowe’en, St. Ronan’s Primary School and Moat Primary School in Lisnaskea joined forces to resurrect a long forgotten Hallowe’en tradition.

The schools’ Parents, Teachers and Friends Associations (PTFA) contacted businesses and asked if they would create and display a scarecrow with the children from the primary schools’ then going on a scarecrow trail around the town.

The aim of the event running was to get everyone involved.

The local businesses took part with so much enthusiasm and they went to great lengths to create their displays.

Along with the children going out with their families the Moat and St. Ronan’s took classes out together to search for scarecrows and then the children voted on their favourite one! We have had a great response from the children, their participation was encouraged by a prize draw and treats for all who entered.

Acting principal of Moat Primary School , Jacqueline Patterson said: “We very much appreciated all the efforts made by local businesses for this joint venture between our schools. The children thoroughly enjoyed taking part.”

While Brian McGrath, principal of St. Ronan’s Primary and Nursery School added: “The schools have been working together through shared education over many years. The PTFA’s of both schools decided to come together with a view to bringing businesses on board. The excitement generated by this project has had the most impact on the pupils. It was a great way of bringing parents and the wider community on board to share and celebrate the great work which is going on in our schools.

Our objective through all of this was to have fun and encourage community spirit, although not much encouragement was needed from us as everyone was delighted to take part and it was fantastic to see the community coming together and supporting us, on behalf of both St. Ronan’s PTFA and The Moat PTFA we would like to offer our sincerest thanks to Lisnaskea community!!”