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Harvest at Ringmer Primary School

posted 4 Oct 2015, 13:39 by Mr Evans
Last week we held two Harvest assemblies, one for the infants and one for the juniors. Unfortunately I missed both of them due to other commitments, but I know from chatting to parents, children and staff that they were lovely occasions. 

Our new Ringmer Vicar, Rev. Beth Woodgate and Julius, the Youth Worker, attended both assemblies and gave a talk to the children helping them to reflect on where their food comes from. All the children baked bread, biscuits or cakes in Harvest week, and parents and other visitors were able to sample them with a cup of tea whilst waiting for the assemblies to start. Thank you all so much for your generous donations (at the time of writing I am waiting to hear the amount, but we are confident it exceeds £100) which will go to the Save the Children fund for Syrian refugees. You also gave generous food donations which have been collected by Ringmer Church and will be passed on to foodbanks in Brighton. 

I am so proud of the collective efforts of the staff, children and parents, in cooperation with Beth, Julius and their friends at the Church. For our school community, Harvest Festival is a time when we are thankful that we have all the food we need; and a time when we can and do reach out to others who are less fortunate, both locally and far away. Whatever we all think of the politics around these issues, I am sure we can all be proud when our children are so keen to show compassion and practical help. 

Thank you to the staff who made the tea and who put together that lovely display you might have seen in the school hall. Thanks also to Miss Scott who taught the choir (who performed in both assemblies) a lovely song, 'Refuge'. A number of staff and parents were moved to tears by the beauty and emotion in this song.