Pupils at St Anne's Fulshaw celebrated Harvest this week by bringing in tins and packets to donate to Food Friend after the service. They also enjoyed decorating the church with their offerings which included a giant marrow donated by Kelvin Briggs from Alderley Edge Hockey Club.
The youngest children sang a song about a farmer's work and Class 2 read their autumn and Harvest poems. Class 4 composed prayers, whilst Class 5 gave their reflections on the importance of Harvest in the 21st century.
Children in Class 5 had been busy earlier in the week, baking crumbles from foraged and harvested autumn fruits as part of their current topic on 'Life on the Home Front During WWII'. Children had brought in fruit from their gardens at home and also raided the school's orchard to collect baskets of apples. They baked 41 individual crumbles which they sold at the end of the school day, raising an additional £82 for Food Friend. The children were thrilled with their cookery skills and even more delighted by the lovely comments from parents the morning after!
Headteacher, Clare Daniel, said 'I was very proud of the kindness and generosity shown by our families... and delighted that the children were able to stay behind after the service to help me pack and load up all of the lovely donations. The crumbles made by children in Class 5 were absolutely wonderful, and the note on the lid of each one from the bakers was a very sweet touch. The damson and apple variety we had for pudding that evening was delicious!'