This ancient festival celebrates a successful yield for farmers across the country. The event in the church’s calendar has become focussed on charity, and specifically sharing food with people who do not have enough access to basic provisions. Our school celebrations included music, poems, artwork, praying and singing hymns to offer thanks. As the name suggests, Harvest Festival is celebrated around harvest time. More specifically Harvest Festival coincides with the Harvest Moon, the full moon that occurs closest to the Autumn equinox.
Our wonderful children brought in fresh fruit and vegetables, canned and dried goods but our overall focus was ‘We’re CRACKERS for crackers!’. Monies raised by the purchase of some of these goods was donated to the ‘Send a Cow’ charity and surplus food was taken by some members of our School Council to a local foodbank. Thank you once again for everyone’s generosity.