“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”
Said Henry David Thoreau, about pumpkins. And by crikey, there were plenty of pumpkins to sit on at Gordonton Primary School last night. Number 8 Network turned up as things were getting underway and got the following pics of a magical evening.
Judges David Riddell, left, and Mike Stewart get down to work (with help from two special assistants):
The sun started to go down, a good time to pumpkin sit:
Or sit on a wobbly train driven by local farmer John Riddell:
Possibly take part in a tug of war?
Or walk around and admire some of the other creations:
This huge piece of farm machinery impressed many – even if they weren’t too sure what it was:
Meanwhile, plenty was going on inside the school hall:
Again, there was a lot to admire:
And to be proud of:
It was great fun. Thank you to all at Gordonton School for turning on such a splendid evening.