LEA put their own twist on the scarecrow trail tradition this weekend, with a Pig Chase on Sunday.

There were 28 creative swines made by schools, pre-schools and clubs from the surrounding area, as visitors from Malmesbury, Tetbury, Crudwell, Brinkworth, Charlton, Cleverton and Lacock puzzled over the cryptic clues around the trail.

The idea was inspired by the legendary Malmesbury Tamworth Two, pigs who made their brave escape into the wild in 1998.

The aim of the event was to find all of the pig scarecrows and guess their names. For example a pig with wings on its back is called ‘Pigs Might Fly’ and two pigs dancing were doing the ‘Pig Trot’.

The competition to name the scarecrows had joint winners: Holly and Betty Mason (visiting their grandparents in Malmesbury), and visiting granny Gill Everett, with Emily and Matt Bristow. Each got 25 out of 28 answers correct.

The ‘best dressed’ scarecrow was Pigs Might Fly made by Otters Class, at Lea & Garsdon Primary School.

Organiser and PTA member Catherine Carter said: “It was an amazing afternoon bringing the school, church, local and wider village and surrounding communities together; we have had many lovely comments to say how much people enjoyed the atmosphere.”

More winners and photos have been added to the Lea & Garsdon Primary School Facebook page.