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Harvest Festival - Friday 9th October 2020

This year, our Harvest festival is going to look rather different to our traditional service at the church. Unfortunately, we are unable to use the church due to COVID-19 however we still plan to celebrate Harvest so that the children learn about the festival and the important part it plays in the Christian calendar. Sadly, parents will not be able to join us this year but we will share some photos of the festival on the school website.

Our theme this year will be ‘Giving to the community’. We have spent much of our first weeks back in school thinking about how we can rebuild our school community and how our actions affect others. Harvest is an opportunity for us to be able to help others in need and give back to the wider community.

This year we would still like to ask pupils, if they would like to, to bring a Harvest Offering that can be donated to Rushden Food Bank following the festival. We will be placing boxes in each of the classrooms so that children can bring their donations during the week preceding the festival (week beginning 5th October). Donations of either store cupboard items or non-perishable goods would be welcomed. Please do not send fresh fruit and vegetables as these have a limited shelf life.

On the 9th October, the children will be taking part in harvest activities within their classes and will also be watching the ‘Digital’ Church School Harvest Festival service featuring performances and readings from pupils across the Diocese, as well as a talk from the Bishop of Bedford.

Although different, we know that the children will still receive the important message of harvest as we celebrate this special time of the year.