Despite being a very wet day, we had a great turnout of friends and family who joined us at the Church for our Harvest Festival on Thursday 19th October. The school band performed fantastically for a rousing rendition of ‘Autumn Days’ to cheer us all up after the rainy walk through the village. Each class shared something on a theme of ‘Harvest of the Sea’ with singing and poetry performed confidently in front of a packed congregation. Our older pupils, with Mrs Pearse, gave a beautiful performance of ‘Pilgrimage Hymn’ sharing the message of our value this half term of generosity. Gifts of food were taken to the altar, later to be donated to our local food bank ‘Cupboard Love’. It was a lovely way to round off the half term!
As part of our topic of Coasts, we had two fantastic visits.
When the Coastguard visited, we found out all about how dogs that have fallen off the cliff path are rescued, how patients with back injuries are stretchered off to the helicopter, and some children even got to test out the emergency lights and siren in the coastguard’s truck! Did you know that they carry chocolate bars and bottled water in their vehicle as they can often be out searching for many hours at a time without a rest or meal break? You can find out more about the Coastguards here: http://www.coastguardrescue.org.uk
The RNLI came along and ran an assembly for the whole school and then visited the various classrooms explaining their vital role in rescuing people off our coasts. You can find more out about the work they do here: http://www.rnli.com