School’s bumper harvest festival collection

Pocklington Community Junior School pupils with their harvest festival donations at All Saints' Church
Pocklington Community Junior School pupils with their harvest festival donations at All Saints' Church

Youngsters from Pocklington Community Junior School collected a bumper crop of donations for harvest festival.

The school held its annual harvest festival service at Pocklington’s All Saints’ Church. The service was led by Rev Simpson from Pocklington Methodist Chapel and the children sang a selection of songs based around harvest.

Year 4 pupils created autumn poems, which they read to the congregation, and showed their collages of animals made from autumnal material, such as leaves, pine cones and conkers. Meanwhile, Year 3 pupils read a number of harvest prayers.

The harvest donations from parents were displayed in the entrance of the church, which was left over the weekend to decorate the area as part of All Saints’ Church’s harvest festival service.

The donations, which included fruit, vegetables and tinned goods, have gone to people in the local community.

Sue Yeates, from the junior school, said: “Everyone who attended said it was a wonderful service and the children sang their hearts out. It was obvious that staff and children had worked extremely hard to make this a delightful service.”

See this week’s (9 October) Pocklington Post for more pictures.