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No Mow May and how to make a Scaremow!

The school and the Local Authority is supporting No Mow May!


The Local Authority have sent this out to share with parents/carers so that children can get involved and have some fun!

The activity is a hands on, creative activity – to make a Scaremow.

You might be wondering what a Scaremow is?

A Scaremow is a scarecrow that is placed in your garden or on the grass verges outside the school gates to scare the lawn mowers away and help more wildflowers to grow and thrive.

These wildflowers are helping provide vital nectar and pollen for a variety of species, giving thousands of wildlife a home during the summer season and making the city look full of life and colour.

We are asking the people of Plymouth to do the same to support the National Trust’s campaign ‘No Mow May’, where we as a Council are not mowing as much grass as before and want the city to get involved too.

How to make a Scaremow?

Here are 2 links to help you make a Scaremow with the children:



You can make them any size you like and place them outside on a grass verge next to your school. Take a photo of your finished Scaremow in its location with its plaque and;

• Either email them to us at –

• Or send to our social media - @NaturePlymouth using the #nomowmay #scaremow #plymouthwildflowers

Each week we want to see an update from your scaremow to see how it is getting on and how the wildflowers are looking. We look forward to seeing your finished Scaremows and watching them keep the mowers at bay around your school. Thank you.