Primary schools celebrate bumper harvest

Warter Primary children with their collection of produce
Warter Primary children with their collection of produce

Community-minded youngsters have collected a bumper crop of donations for residents in the area.

Pupils at Pocklington’s Newlands School Yorkshire brought in a range of fruit and vegetables and tinned goods from home as part of the school’s harvest celebrations, which they have handed over to residents of Scaife Garth in Pocklington.

Helen Steele, from the school, said: “All the residents enjoyed children singing their harvest songs and the children were thrilled to hand over all the seasonal produce they had been collecting over the past few weeks.”

Children at Warter Primary have also collected a variety of produce, which they placed into boxes and carried to St James’ Church in Warter. They held a raffle and the boxes of fruit and vegetables were given to the winners. The raffle raised £170, which the school is donating to Age UK.

In addition, Warter Primary pupils have filled 38 shoeboxes with various gifts, including toys, books and stationary, to give to the Link to Hope charity.

The shoeboxes will go to needy families in Romania.

Alison Metcalfe, Acting Headteacher at Warter Primary, said: “I think the children have been extremely generous and very caring to give to both those charities.”

Link to Hope is dedicated to rebuilding lives and communities in Eastern Europe by supporting education and social care projects.

See this week’s Pocklington Post (6 November) for more pictures.