Kids go crazy for Sheffield keyworker scarecrow competition

Kids in Crosspool went scarecrow crazy after a local tech boss ran a competition to celebrate keyworkers.

By David Walsh
Friday, 26th June 2020, 12:44 pm
Updated Friday, 26th June 2020, 12:45 pm

Dan Kirkland, operations director at Tribepad, offered £50 prize money each for the two best mannequins celebrating the people keeping the country running through the pandemic.

The competition was judged by former Sheffield Lord Mayor Magid Magid and Lord Seb Coe, a former Tapton student.

The aim was to inject some fun for youngsters after lockdown led to school summer fayres being cancelled, Dan said.

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Magid's choice.

Entries included doctor, fireman, nurses, workout guru Joe Wicks, careworker, binman, paper boy, policeman, medical scientist, vicar, farmers, armed forces worker, plumber, clown and prime minister Boris Johnson.

Dan said: “Due to lockdown a lot of local summer fayres have been cancelled, including my local ones in Crosspool.

“People entered by building a scarecrow in the theme of a keyworker, such as nurse, postman and bus driver.

“I'm putting up the prize money of £50 each for the best two scarecrows - to be spent at local pubs (for food!) that had to be closed during lockdown.

Lord Coe's choice.

“It's to create some fun in the local area and to benefit in a small way the local businesses that have been most affected.”

Magid chose Spongebob the nurse and Lord Coe chose The Nurse of Ringstead Crescent. The prizes are a £50 food voucher for The Sportsman pub and a £50 food voucher for the Crosspool Tavern.

Dan added: “I have also been running a public vote and Boris Johnson is so far the clear winner with Postman Pat looking like second place.”

Editor's message:

Public vote first choice. The prime minister.

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Postman Pat. Second place in public vote.