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Harvest Festival

The food collected for Harvest Festival

 We were lucky to have two special guests join us and help to lead our assembly. They were the Vicar of Rochdale-Reverend Mark Coleman and his colleague Amy Sheridan.

The Headteacher, Mr Howard, gave everybody a warm welcome. The tables in the hall were full of donations made by the students and their parents and was beautifully displayed. The head girl Isabella Zebedee-Howard and students from all year groups gave readings about the history of harvest and why we celebrate it. 

The Beech House School choir gave a wonderful performance of Lin Marsh's 'Orange and yellow and brown' and 'Babala', a Ugandan harvest song. 

The vicar of Rochdale, Mark Coleman, with the help of his colleague Amy Sheridan blessed the harvest gifts and we all said a prayer to express our gratitude for what we have in our lives. The Reverend also explained the importance of family and all that is needed to provide food for us all, from a wriggly worm to a factory worker packaging and supplying our food. Reverend Mark chose students to be a variety of creatures which was highly entertaining for us all to watch! 

We enjoyed singing the hymns 'All Things Bright and Beautiful' and 'Who Put the Colours in the Rainbow?' 

Our head boy Gareth Tattershall explained that the donations given were going to be received by Petrus - a local charity that provides food and shelter for the homeless people. 

Mr Howard finished the assembly by thanking everybody for their support. 

It was a successful morning and Petrus will benefit from the school's continuing support and contribution.

Date online: 04 December 2017

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