During the afternoon of Tuesday 26th September, the children in Y1-4 attended the Harvest Festival service at St Mary's Church. The children opened the service singing 'Hooray for Harvest' along with the actions that they had been learning in school. A huge thank you to Freya and Roxy for sharing some very important messages with us. The key message was that although seeds are small when they are planted, they grow into huge plants. Even though seeds may not seem to be of high importance, if we did not have those seeds, we would not be able to have all of the food that comes from them. Similarly, if we did not contribute a small selection during the Harvest Festival, we would not be able to collect a huge amount of food to be donated.
Father Kevin discussed the importance of giving and that by us bringing and donating tins of food, we are helping those less fortunate than ourselves. He showed how several tins can be put together to create a full meal. Every single person that contributed, whether it be one tin or a selection of tins, have made a huge difference to someone else. He reminded us that God has given us lots of things to be grateful for, but unfortunately others do not have what we have. Today we have learnt how important it is to think of all of those around us, whether they are our family, friends or those in need.
A huge thank you to the grown ups for supporting us in church today. It was lovely to have so many of our St John's Family with us in Church.