morning (Monday) we held our Harvest Assembly.
Against a backdrop of the harvest donations, Year 3 introduced the
Assembly, using the letters of the word
A R V E S T to explain the meaning of the celebration.
Canon Tony then
rearranged the letters to make the words ‘starve’ and ‘share’ which made us
consider how we could help those less fortunate than ourselves. A practical
activity followed in which only some of the children received a biscuit and
after deciding that this was not ‘fair’ the children halved their biscuits and
shared with those who had not received anything. We finished with a traditional
harvest gifts were taken on Monday evening to High Peak Night Stop’s base in
Buxton for the homeless.
Delivering the Harvest
On Monday 6th October Mrs Franklin, Marcus and I
went down to High Peak Night Stop in Buxton to donate the harvest gifts that
people from school had donated over the past few weeks. We arrived in the late
afternoon and the people at the Night Stop welcomed us straight away.
The shelter had a room full of essentials from cans of food
to toiletries and tents. Just by looking at that one room we could see how this
relatively small Night Stop depot can help people dramatically.
The volunteers helping were very grateful for the amount of
food we had brought in. It was a great opportunity to understand more about the
shelter and to meet the people who volunteer to work there and help the
homeless people that come in. I hope that we have helped the shelter and that
we can help them again next year.
On Monday 6th October I went, with Mrs Franklin
and Amber to High Peak Night Stop, Buxton to help deliver the food that the
school had given for Harvest.
It was a great chance to meet the people who ran the Night
Stop and to see how they collected and stored the food. They were very thankful
and they told us how it was going to help the homeless in Buxton and