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Crescent School Celebrates Harvest Festival

18 Oct

Harvest Festival at Crescent School is always a special event as the children and staff gather together with the wider school family to celebrate and give thanks.

Every year the school hall resonates with music, songs, prayers and readings to reflect on the bounty of the harvest, the traditions of Harvest Festival, along with the importance of community and of helping one another. This year, the school hosted two services, for the Upper School and for Pre-Prep, to allow parents to join in the celebration.

The school relies on the generosity of parents and family members to make this traditional British event one to remember and together, thanks to a wealth of donations, a wonderful display of tinned and packaged foods was created.  These will be taken to Rugby Foodbank and are sure to be gratefully received.

In the Upper School service the Crescent orchestra played stirringly leading the gathering in the traditional hymn ‘We plough the fields and scatter’. The children delivered their readings beautifully and sang traditional and modern Harvest songs.

Thank you to all of the children, to the staff who helped put the service together and to the parents for their donations of goods and of cash totalling £271.40 for this worthy cause. We hope you enjoyed this first shared service of the school year.