Talbot Heath

Harvest Festival 2015

Holidays and Festivals

‘We thank thee then, O Father,

For all things bright and good,

The seed-time and the harvest,

Our life, our health, our food.’

Harvest Festival was held at Talbot Heath School on Wednesday 7th October 2015. Like an artist’s installation the main stage was filled with a rainbow of produce generously provided by the staff, girls and their families, and the whole school community came together to celebrate this seasonal festival once again. The service was taken by The Revd Jonathan Burke, his theme was ‘sharing’. A moving story was told about how a young boy in Ethiopia gave his prized possession, a football card, to an English boy, which started a series of communications between the two. This was followed by a bible reading about the loaves and fishes, again emphasising the significance of sharing and generosity in the community.

Members of the Junior and Senior School led the traditional singing of ‘We plough the fields and scatter’, along with further readings and prayers, reflecting on poverty, greed, resources and the environment. The Pre Prep gave a beautiful rendition of ‘Easy Peasy Harvest’ – celebrating the merits of eating your five-a-day - and the Junior School sang ‘Who put the Colours in the Rainbow?’
The wonderful array of produce is to be sent to the local charity, the Bournemouth Women’s Refuge which offers help to mothers and their children in crisis and difficulty. Thanks go to everyone for their donations, Miss King and especially to the Sixth Form prefect team and head girls for their help with the display and packaging.

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