The Perse School

Pelican Harvest Festival

12 Oct 2012

Pupils, staff and parents all greatly enjoyed the Perse Pelican’s fun-filled Harvest Festival this week at St John’s Church on Hills Road.

The children brought a vast array of fruits and vegetables that were displayed during the service, and then taken straight to Jimmy’s Night Shelter to feed the homeless.

The packed church was treated to a series of songs celebrating the harvest. First the Nursery sang about a Big Red Combine Harvester, then Reception gave a lively rendition of the song ‘Super Sun’ which persuaded the real sun to emerge from the clouds and stream in through the church windows!

Following this Canon Kate told a great story about a farmer pulling a huge turnip out of the ground with the help of his wife, a dog, a cat and even a mouse! She explained the importance of everyone working and sharing together. The Pelican pupils showed how they had taken this message to heart by presenting the huge number of milk bottle tops they had collected – which will go towards building wheelchairs.

Year 1 then took to the stage to perform ‘Harvest Time Has Come’, before Year 2 rounded things off with the fantastic poem and song ‘Harvest Samba’.

As parents left the church there was a collection for the East Anglian Children’s Hospice which raised £239.01.

It was a lovely afternoon enjoyed by all who came along, and which raised a great amount for charity. See below for a gallery of pictures from the church.

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