Harvest celebrations at St Joseph’s primary in Broadstairs

the children hosted a Harvest tea for parishioners of Our Lady Star of the Sea

The end of a glorious Indian summer was celebrated this week at St Joseph’s primary in Broadstairs with the  annual Harvest Festival, where pupils mark the end of the growing season and give thanks for a bountiful season.

It is also time when pupils remember those members of the community who are not as fortunate by bringing in contributions of food which will be sent to the food bank at St. Austen and St. Gregory Church in Margate.

As well as celebrating, the school reflected on the links they have with their own church, Our Lady Star of the Sea, by hosting a harvest tea for the elder members of the parish.

An afternoon tea of sandwiches, scones and cakes was provided for around 30 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.”