The end of summer was celebrated this week with our annual harvest festival, where pupils mark the end of the growing season and give thanks for a bountiful summer. It is also time when our pupils remember those members of our local community who are not as fortunate by bringing in contributions of food which will be sent out in food parcels for the needy.
As well as celebrating we also reflected on the links we have with our own Parish Church, Our Lady Star of the Sea by hosting a harvest tea for the elderly of the parish. An afternoon tea of sandwiches, scones and cakes was provided for the twenty parishioners, all served by our Year 6 pupils. Entertainment was provided by each year group who had prepared special songs.
Our Harvest Festival is always an opportune time within school to reflect on what we have, and the need for generosity and compassion for those who are unable to share in this fruitful season.