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Saffron Green Primary School in Borehamwood celebrates harvest festival
There was standing room only in a church as primary school children celebrated their harvest festival.
Children of all ages from Saffron Green Primary School in Nicoll Way gathered to celebrate the bounty of autumn at Holy Cross Church in Balmoral Drive.
Proud parents looked on as children from Reception to Year 6 sang songs about the harvest and recited poems thanking those who produced their food.
Year 6 children also remembered the poor who could not afford to share in the bounty of the harvest.
There were peals of laughter as Reverend Tim Warr led the children through the story of a loaf of bread, from plate to field, with the help of a few young volunteers.
Afterwards, children and parents processed back to the school for a coffee afternoon in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Parents said they had thoroughly enjoyed the service, especially the singing.
Mother Hayley Oates said: “The children are so talented and it’s always a lovely occasion.”
Frances Piggott said: “It’s even more enjoyable when you’re watching your child perform.”
Speaking after the service, headteacher Linda Storey said she had been “delighted” by how well it had gone.
She said: “We have such talented children at the school and it was lovely they were all involved, from the oldest to the youngest.
“Parents have been very generous, we’ve had loads of food donations, all of which will go to Borehamwood Food Bank.”
Rev Warr said he had also been very impressed with the children.
He said: “It’s a testament to the quality of the community in Borehamwood that so many parents came down to support their children in the middle of the day.
“The children were very funny and showed great character, something which the school fosters.”
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