Harvest Festival was celebrated in the Junior School at Shoreham College this week with the Reverend Ian Couchman from Shoreham and Lancing Methodist Church presiding over Harvest Assembly.
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.
Mrs Bakthiari, Principal at Shoreham College said, “Our Harvest Celebration was a wonderful moment for our Junior community to pause, think, give thanks and to support our local community through donations of food and other necessities.”
We also followed one of our most entertaining Harvest traditions at Shoreham, where the Y5s are 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 creativity, such a great effort put in by them all, thank you.”
The Senior School also collected food and toiletries for Off the Fence in Hove. The vast array of donations were displayed in Lewes Hall whilst a video was shown about the lives and hopes of the homeless and the pupils reflected upon how difficult their lives must be and to think of the ways in which we, as a community could try to help.