Ramsgate Arts pupils stage ‘thoughtful’ harvest festival performance

Harvest play exploring food waste

A special play highlighting the way some people waste food while others have none was the centrepiece of the harvest festival celebrations at Ramsgate Arts Primary School.

Year 3 pupils staged a show in front of the school to illustrate how people in countries like the UK waste food while families in other parts of the world such as Africa grow just enough food to survive.

The show also contained an environmental message and Head of School Nick Budge said: “This was a thoughtful production from our Year 3 group.

“It contained valuable lessons and really brought home the message of sustainability and how those of us with plenty of food need to think a lot more about those who have very little or who have to rely on charities and food banks to eat.”

Mr Budge told children how he grows his own vegetables on his allotment and explained the benefits of eating fresh fruit and vegetables when possible as part of a balanced nutritional diet.

Pupil and families have also collected tinned and packet food as part of the harvest festival.

Mr Budge added: “We have generous families who are happy to help others by donating food.

“This will be given to the elderly and those in need across the town by the Salvation Army team that will distribute Ramsgate Arts Primary’s harvest festival gift to the community.”

To book a tour of RAPS and see the arts learning in action, contact Head of School Nick Budge on 01843 582847.