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Harvest Celebrations 2021

We celebrated the Harvest this year with a service at St Peters Church and all the children helped to produce this Harvest Rainbow using generous donations from all our families. The donations were collected by the CEO of Gatehouse Foodbank, Amanda Bloomfield.

Here’s how it was reported in the press:

Families of Thurston CE Primary Academy celebrated Harvest this week by creating a Harvest rainbow of food donations. Classes were allocated a colour for their donations and generously provided a huge selection of items for the local food bank. The children worked together throughout the day to create the rainbow and parents were invited to see the finished article in the dance studio of the brand new school building. The rainbow was organised by Deputy Headteacher Amanda Wigzell who was stunned by the amount donated she said “Our Christian Value this term is generosity so it seemed fitting for our first Harvest Festival in our wonderful new school building to give generously to those less fortunate.”

The dozen boxes of both food and household items will be used to create food parcels by local charity Gatehouse. The CEO of Gatehouse, Amanda Bloomfield, visited the school to collect the donations which will now be sorted and placed into food parcels. 
The Harvest celebrations continued at Thurston CE Primary Academy with the first church service at St Peter’s church for the school community since the easing of Covid restrictions.Headteacher, John Bayes, said “It’s wonderful, after such a difficult two years working in bubbles or with remote learning, for us to be able to celebrate the Harvest together this year. Now we’re looking forward to hopefully enjoying Christmas celebrations together too.”