Harvest Celebration at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School

Pupils, parents and staff from St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Buckfast celebrate Harvest Festival with CAFOD.

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Lucy, Finlay and Jonty wrote the following article for us.

At St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, we held our Harvest Celebration to raise money for CAFOD.  We learnt about what CAFOD is and how it raises money for people who are less fortunate than we are.  During our celebration, some children created a Powerpoint presentation about CAFOD’s work.  Other children shared readings and prayers about what Harvest is all about.  One class learnt a Samba dance, which they performed for everyone and the younger children sang the story of the Little Red Hen. The whole school wrote their own prayers, which were displayed on Harvest Plates.  Everyone learnt lots of Harvest hymns and made food which was sold to parents after the Harvest Celebration had finished.  Burrator Class decided to make Anzac Biscuits which linked with their World War Two topic, Fernworthy made Pumpkin soup and Venford made bread, just like the Little Red Hen.  Lots of families came to support us – in fact there were so many people that there were no chairs left so some people had to stand up at the back!

From this event and others that had been held in school, we raised £250 for CAFOD. 

We would like to thank all the pupils, parents and staff at St Mary’s for their fantastic support of CAFOD and for them standing in solidarity with the worlds poor and disadvataged.

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