Harvest Festival Celebration

The students from Infant and Junior Schools have been celebrating Harvest Festival over the last week.

At the Infant School there a special assembly was held and the children welcomed Reverend Sheelagh Aston from St Silas’ into school.

Reverend Sheelagh talked about Harvest Festival as a time for giving and taught the children a special song.  In the lead up to the assembly, children had been collecting provisions and had brought them into School for the Food Bank in Blackburn which helps many local people in need.

This afternoon children from the Junior School joined together at St Silas’ Church to celebrate the Harvest Festival with parents and friends.

There were readings, poems and a Harvest prayer read by the pupils to a congregation of parents, grandparents and friends.

The special harvest hymns filled the church and brought warmth and joy to the service, including ‘We Plough the Fields and Scatter’ and ‘When Your Father Made the World’, and the Year 5 and 6 students carried gifts to the altar.

Reverend Sheelagh Aston drew the service to a close with a blessing and by thanking the children for their donations of food, which she explained would be most gratefully received by those in need through the Blackburn Food Bank.

Thank you to the staff, students and parents for their generosity and support.

The total raised by the Junior School was £99.92 which will be donated to Silas’ Church.