Foodbank will benefit from food collected for harvest festival

Harvest Festival at Dudley House School. 830B
Harvest Festival at Dudley House School. 830B

THE pupils of Dudley House School in Grantham held a Harvest Festival last Wednesday.

The harvest theme this year was shopping.

Pupils hosted a church-held service and thanked God for the food that they had learnt they are lucky to have, noting there are many people who are not as fortunate as themselves.

As part of the service the pupils put on a variety of entertainment such as a song titled ‘There are Eggs and Apples in my Trolley’ and an impressive shopping sketch conducted in French.

After the service, bread and jam with beverages were provided and gave everyone involved a chance to relax and socialise, reflecting on what they had learnt so far.

Headteacher Jenny Johnson described the amount donated by the pupils as being incredibly generous, one student donating several boxes alone.

Vegetables from the school’s own patch were also donated to help the needy.

Produce is usually given to elderly contacts Dudley House School has with within the community but this year they donated to Grantham Foodbank, and filled the entire entrance way.

The produce will be distributed to families and individuals listed in most need.

Mrs Johnson said: “The children gained so much from giving to other people.”