HEAD of Creative Technologies at Chulmleigh College, Mr Jamie Pearce, recently set pupils the challenge of creating a "Hallowe’en Pumpkin" and bringing it in to the College for judging. The theme of the competition was "The Ghoul, The Bad and the Ugly"!

The entries surpassed all expectations, with an incredible range of designs – from Mexican "Day of the Dead" style, to a giant pumpkin created from a hay bale and tree branch!

Executive Headteacher Mr Michael Johnson said: “The creativity shown was astonishingly good and none of the pumpkins were alike!

"The giant pumpkin was created by Sam and Jack Boundy from Winkleigh, ably assisted by Matthew James, and it was delivered to school on a trailer by their parents.

"It was created by spray painting a wrapped hay bale and is a fantastic creative link to our farming community.

"As well as being a great reminder that the seasons are turning, the competition entries also show us that regardless of the weather or situation, the enthusiasm and imagination of young people is always with us.”

The overall winner was Year 7 pupil Scarlet Martin, with runners-up Year 7 Agnes Catling, Sam and Jack Boundy (Year 7 and Year 10)  and Year 10 Matthew James.