Heathwood Lower School

Heathwood Lower School

Community

Harvest Assembly

 

Harvest Festival is an annual celebration  that occurs around the time of the main harvest. In Britain, thanks have been given for successful harvests since pagan times. Harvest Festivals are traditionally held on the Sunday of, or nearest to, the Harvest Moon. 

In British schools, people bring in produce from the garden, the allotment or farm. The food is often distributed among the poor and senior citizens of the local community, or used to raise funds for the church, or charity.

 

Due to restrictions, this year we had a socially distanced Harvest Assembly on Friday 9th October and donated the gifts from our Harvest Festival to the Leighton Buzzard Food Bank. The charity provides food parcels to vulnerable families in Leighton Buzzard and the surrounding area.