The Reception and Key Stage One children started off their Harvest Celebration with a brisk walk down to the Bourne Abbey Church on a lovely sunny morning.
The children chattered away to each other and the general mood was one of excitement and anticipation.
A mass of parents and carers greeted them at the church door and the children made their way into the pews.
Mrs Edwards welcomed everyone to the church and the Rev Sheena spoke about the importance of Harvest and how wonderful it was to come together on this special occasion.
Throughout the service, the readers spoke with confident and clear voices and the singing was fantastic.
The children had worked extremely hard to learn their Harvest songs and they performed them beautifully. April, in Year 2, did a super job as the announcer for each part of the service.
During the presentation of the Harvest baskets, special thanks were given to Amelia’s Grandma who had made a special harvest loaf for the service.
The Rev Sheena closed the Celebration by thanking the children and their families for making our harvest so special.
○ The whole of Key Stage Two joined together with their parents/carers and families for their annual Harvest Festival.
It was a service full of joyful singing and thanks to God for the gifts from both the land and the sea.
The service was led by our wonderful children and Father Peter who guided us in a time of reflection for those who are not as fortunate as we are.
We considered those around the world who face daily struggles to get their food due to climate difficulties or conflict situations.
We also gave thanks for those who have spent their time and efforts growing and harvesting the plentiful crops, for us to eat and enjoy.
Each year group had prepared three harvest boxes to represent all the food that the children and their families had donated.
The generosity of all our parents and carers has been over whelming and consequently Bourne Abbey has been able to make a significant contribution to the Bourne Foodbank.
All children reading and taking part in both Harvest services did an excellent job at representing our school and leading us all in our Harvest of thanksgiving and reflection of how lucky we are.