Harvest Festival was celebrated at Shoreham College this week with the Reverend James Grant of St Julian’s church presiding over Harvest Assemblies. He spoke about sharing and asked the pupils to consider that sharing was the greatest gift of all.
The pupils brought in a huge array of tins and packets of non-perishable food, tea, coffee, and toiletries. Bags-upon-bags were filled with the generous donations and they were driven by school minibus later in the day to a very grateful Emmaus Community in Portslade.
Mr. Taylor-West, Headmaster at Shoreham College said, 'It was terrific to see the produce that the pupils at the College brought in - hundreds of packets and cans to be given to Emmaus. It was a lovely moment to pause and think about how fortunate we all are and to spare a thought for others who need help.'
The Junior school celebrated Harvest in other ways too. Little Lions Nursery and Reception created a delightfully dressed scarecrow, which joined them for Harvest songs; Y6 lead prayers and some of the younger years drew pastel fruit bowl pictures and made clay vegetables. But, perhaps the most entertaining Harvest tradition at Shoreham is the one of the Y5s being asked to create and bring in ‘Vegetable Heads’. Every year they delight us with their creativity and this year was no exception. Mrs. Stokes, Head of Juniors said, “they brought a smile to us all, a fantastic display of colour and creativeness, such a great effort put in by them all, thank you.”