Junior School donate 333kg worth of food to celebrate Harvest

St George's Junior School pupils welcomed in October by generously donating food, drink, toiletries and more, as they celebrated Harvest.

As has been the case over the past few years, the children were bringing in donations for the Walton and Hersham food bank, who are always overwhelmed by the sheer amount of donations received.

On Tuesday 2 October, a service took place in the School Hall for the Lower Years so that they could gain a better understanding of why the celebrations were taking place. Year 2 pupils helped explain what happens at Harvest and how the rest of the children could help those less fortunate than themselves.

The Early Years children were then joined in the school Chapel by their parents on the Wednesday, as they sang a number of joyful Harvest songs. Some members of Nursery and Reception then brought a piece of fruit to the service to lay in baskets that would then be given to the food bank.

As always, the celebrations concluded with the arrival of the Walton and Hersham food bank van on Wednesday morning. Excited pupils, keen to show off their muscle, helped carry all of the donations to the very packed van.

Since the donations were made, St George's Junior School has received a certificate from the food bank to say the pupils kindly donated 333kg worth of food, and the shelves of the food bank were now looking much fuller!

4 October 2018

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