As a celebration of the harvest and food grown on the land, the children performed their Harvest Festival Celebration for the parents. After welcoming the parents into the school, after such a long absence, the children sang songs and hymns to give thanks for the harvest. Year Reception performed a fantastic rendition of the ‘Dingle Dangle Scarecrow’, all dressed as scarecrows! Year 1 gave thanks to God for all of the different fruits and vegetables. Having practised their harvest poem, Year 2 gave the performance of their lives! A huge well done to all of the children in EYFS and KS1 for their performances – to face such a huge crowd for the very first time and with such professionalism – it was a joy to witness!
Following the celebration, parents were invited to stay for refreshments and cakes, baked by Year 3 and Year 4. The cakes tasted amazing – so much so that the parents asked for the recipes! Year 5 showed off their very best singing voices – something they had been waiting to do for such a long time! Finally, our Head Boy and Head Girl in Year 6 led the thanksgiving prayers and parents commented how well the children read.
A huge thank you to all of our families who donated food throughout September to support the local food bank – New Life Community Larder. Your genorosity has meant that our ‘neighbours in need’ have been able to source a 3-day supply of food and other items when finding themselves in a genuine emergency of temporary hardship, with no other source of money or support – the true spirit of ‘missionary discipleship’.