On Friday 24th October pupils in St Nicholas House all participated in their first Harvest Service at Christ College.
Pupils in J3&4 began by singing a French Harvest hymn ‘Merci Dieu’ dressed impressively as fruits and vegetables. This was followed by J5&6 who wrote and performed their own Harvest play entitled ‘Elements of Harvest’. There were some very entertaining performances and the narrators did a fantastic job in telling the story to the congregation, speaking clearly and confidently.
The J5&6 pupils then performed their own version of the Gary Barlow track ‘Sing’ which they re-wrote with themes of Harvest and giving. There were some beautiful solos and a very impressive group performance, bringing a tear to many an eye in the Chapel. Pupils in J3&4 then read Harvest Prayers which reminded us of the need to share our food and think of others.
The juniors filled the chapel with some whole school songs and even the congregation were not excluded from the proceedings, joining in with Harvest favourites ‘Cauliflowers Fluffy’ and ‘Autumn Days’. Thoughts, prayers and reflections from the Head of Christ College Emma Taylor, The Chaplain and Head of Juniors, Julie Lewis, rounded off proceedings and made for a very thoughtful yet entertaining service by our youngest pupils.
The children performed against a backdrop of the food items which pupils generously donated to Brecon Food Bank. These were displayed on the altar and a very fitting reminder of the message of Harvest and its importance at this time of year.
The hard work that the pupils and staff put into the act of worship produced a very sincere and positive occasion with the parents, grandparents, staff and other Christ College pupils who attended the service.
On Wednesday 5th November, Mr Huw Thomas came to collect the Harvest donations on behalf of The Trussell Trust Brecon Food Bank. Food banks rely on food donations to feed local people in crisis and works in partnership with local churches and organisations.
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