Every year we celebrate Harvest Festival as a whole school. In non-Covid times, this includes the Super-Bag Challenge to collect donations for Greenwich Foodbank and a whole school Harvest assembly at St John's Church. This year we asked the children to make virtual donations to City Harvest London.
City Harvest puts surplus food to good use in a sustainable way. While thousands of Londoners go hungry each day, safe, healthy and usable food is being disposed of. City Harvest collects this nutritious surplus food from all segments of the food industry including restaurants, grocers, manufacturers, wholesalers, hotels and caterers. City Harvest regularly delivers high quality, nourishing food to organizations that provide meals to vulnerable people including homeless shelters, soup kitchens, children's programs, centres for the elderly, and refuges for women experiencing domestic violence.
After making a donation, children received a Harvest Festival certificate and were able to add a leaf to the school’s Harvest Tree, which was displayed in each school’s main hallway. Each leaf had a space for the child to write their name and something they’re thankful for. The children took great pride in adding their leaves and excitedly pointed them out as they passed the tree throughout the day. As a school we raised over £5,000 and we hope this endeavour went some way to showing the children how they can support a real need in our community as well as focus on all of our many blessings! As with all of our charity initiatives, we awarded the Charity Cup to the class with the highest level of participation and Class 2P won with 100% participation!