At Farlington School on Friday October 10 the whole Prep School gave a musical and thought-provoking Harvest Festival assembly to a packed hall of family, friends and staff.
Each year group from Nursery to Year 6 sang or gave a reading linked to the theme, ‘Thinking of Others,’ to the large gathering.
The girls sang beautifully and everyone joined in ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’, ‘Hooray for Harvest’ and ‘We Plough the Fields and Scatter.’
From the Singing Club’s rendition of ‘Pop Go the Peas’ complete with all the actions to Prep 6S’s version of Ralph McTell’s ‘Streets of London’, the pupils gave the audience plenty to consider at this time of harvest.
The food collected this year by the pupils will go to Crawley Open House, a charity which provides support and services for those suffering the effects of homelessness, unemployment, loneliness, discrimination or other forms of social exclusion.
In addition, the children will also bring home a loose change collecting pot and these funds will be donated to Cancer Research UK.
Mrs Frances Mwale, Prep Headmistress, commented: “It has been wonderful at Farlington this week not just to sing about and to hope for a sharing of what we have, but to do something really practical for others.
“Growing up with a clear understanding of the difference that genuine concern for our neighbours makes, is clearly very important. We may not this week be able to achieve world peace, to stop greed in its tracks or to make sure that nobody is ever overlooked, but journeys start with small steps and I am very grateful to all of our community for taking those steps with us.”
Report contributed by Farlington School.