PRIMARY school pupils from across Warrington have created scarecrows of Rugby League stars to celebrate the World Cup 2021.

Children from five schools across the borough created the scarecrows for Tatton Park's Scarecrow Festival, as part of their ongoing work with their favourite sporting heroes.

The designs included: Steve Prescott MBE by Croft Primary School, James Simpson by Foxwood School, Adam Hills by Gorse Covert Primary School, Jodie Cunningham by Oakwood Avenue Primary School and Gareth Widdop by Woolston Community Primary School.

The five schools are part of the One Community Trust, which came together to celebrate the Rugby League tournament being hosted in northern towns and cities during October and November next year.

Michelle Culliford, deputy head teacher at Croft Primary, said: "It has been a wonderful project, which the children have been really keen to work on.

"They are all looking forward to visiting Tatton Park’s Scarecrow Festival during half term to see their scarecrows in situ in the gardens.

"We are so grateful to the Rugby League clubs, players, World Cup ambassadors and staff at Tatton Park, for their support with this project."

To help the children bring their designs to life, Jodie Cunningham and James Simpson donated some of their kits while comedian Adam Hills donated the boots he wore to beat the Wire Flyer.

Warrington Wolves and Saints RLFC also donated kits for the scarecrows to wear.

Further sporting stars will appear across Tatton Park's 50 acres as part this year's theme.

Guests will find scarecrows skiing, kayaking, horse jumping and capturing famous sporting moments.