On Friday 8th October, the whole school enjoyed the short walk to St Peter’s Church for our much awaited Harvest Service on what was the most beautiful Autumn Day.
After such a long time, it was a very special moment to congregate in Church, thinking of the many missed gatherings, and finally welcoming everyone to celebrate together.
It proved a very emotional service, with an outstanding performance from our Pre-Prep pupils, a particularly touching recital from the School Choir, and a very proud moment listening to this year’s Head Boy, Harry, deliver his first public reading. Father Paul provided a particularly welcome story of a neighbour’s hope of growing a chocolate tree and crisp plant, which turned emotion to much laughter from all age groups in attendance!
As our Headmaster, Jeremy, outlined in his welcome, the service provided the perfect opportunity to recognise how many people in our own school community are busy working in food and farming. It was fitting to reflect on this in a time where the food industry, like many industries is emerging with ambition from the most desperate of times. We continue to be grateful to all of those who work so hard on our behalf to keep us fed and healthy.
Thank you to everyone who attended and to St Peter’s Church for their hospitality. Well done and thank you to the children and Mr Ferguson for all their hard work on putting together such a wonderful event.