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Crescent School Celebrates Harvest Festival

27 Sep

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, one for the Upper School and one 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, on Tuesday 27 September, the Crescent orchestra played stirringly leading the gathering in the hymn Come Ye Thankful People Come. The children delivered their readings beautifully and sang traditional and modern Harvest songs. Headmaster, Joe Thackway reflected on the Parable Of The Sower and challenged the children to identify fruits and vegetables grown from seeds. They got them all correct – well done Tegan and Harry!

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 for this worthy cause. Pre-Prep had their Harvest Festival on Wednesday. We hope you enjoy this first shared service of the school year.