Primary Harvest Festival Service @ Christ Church

Posted on 17th October, 2018

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Key Stage 2 pupils enjoyed a walk to Christ Church yesterday for their Harvest Festival Service.

The children had a lovely time and learnt about the importance of the Harvest Festival.

The collection at Christ Church was magnificent and will all be going to Urban Outreach, a charity that we support ourselves throughout the year.

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Harvest Festival is a traditional British celebration originating in pagan times, now celebrated in churches and schools throughout the country on a Sunday near the harvest moon - usually towards the end of September and sometimes in October.

With the Harvest Festival we give thanks for the harvest and the food that has been brought in and stored for the winter months ahead. Obviously in years gone by a successful harvest was crucial, and that is why we have similar festivals all around the world, including Canadian Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving in the USA.

Here's some Harvest activities children can do this week and over half term from Activity Village.