Harvest Festival celebrations at St Joseph’s Primary School

Harvest Festival at St Joseph's

The end of summer was celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School this week with the annual Harvest Festival.

Pupils at the Broadstairs school marked the end of the growing season and gave thanks for a bountiful summer.  Pupils also remembered those members of the community who are not as fortunate by bringing in contributions of food which will be sent to the local food bank at St. Austin and St. Gregory in Margate.

As well as celebrating, the school reflected on the links it has with  Parish Church, Our Lady Star of the Sea, by hosting a harvest tea for older residents of the parish.

An afternoon tea of sandwiches, scones and cakes was provided for around 25 parishioners and older members of the community, all served by Year 6 pupils.  Entertainment was provided by each year group who had prepared special songs.

A school spokesperson said: “Our Harvest Festival is always an opportune time within school to reflect on what we have, and the need for generosity and compassion for those who are unable to share in this fruitful season.”