Harvest Festival 2017
On Wednesday 11th October we held our academy Harvest Festival. Pupils from year 1 and reception held their own special service which was led by Mr Kinsey. They enjoyed listening to the story of Stone Soup and reflected on sharing and caring for others. Years 2-6 were led by Mark from Grimsby Minster who demonstrated the power of sharing food through the story of Jesus and the Five Thousand, and a rather remarkable magic trick!
We were fortunate to have a visit from Steve Deakin from CARE – The Daily Bread Food Larder. He told the children about where their generous donations would be going, and explained that since our last harvest festival over 4000 people have been helped by gifts of food, in our local area. This number includes 896 families, 1527 children with donations valued at £26,353! Steve also talked to the children about the meaning of charity as love, and reiterated how much we, as a school community, show that love each year to the charity.
As always the staff have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our families, the harvest table was again overflowing, and we are proud to be able to support the good work of CARE as they help to feed the less fortunate in our own town.