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Crescent School Celebrates Harvest Festival

29 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 collection of tinned and packaged foods was on display. 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, sang traditional and modern Harvest songs, performed the story of Ruth and Naomi and confidently led the prayers. The school was especially pleased to welcome Rev Margaret Simmons from St Oswald’s Church who spoke to the gathering about what it means to celebrate the Harvest.

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 Thursday. We hope you all enjoyed this first shared service of the school year.

You can find more photos and clips from the Upper School service on our social media here.