Our boys and girls from St Nicholas House, Christ College’s Junior Section, held their second annual Harvest Festival in the Chapel of St Nicholas on the Friday before half term.
Before the pupils arrived, Mr Kerr had the congregation warming up their vocal chords and practising the chorus of some of the Harvest songs. The congregation, made up of parents, staff and pupils from Year 7 and the Upper Sixth Form joined in with much enthusiasm much to Mr Kerr’s satisfaction.
After Mrs Lewis’ introduction, Year 6 pupil, Sophie from Brecon, read from John 6: 5-13 ‘Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand’. The boys and girls in years 5 and 6 then relayed the story of ‘The Miracle of the Five Thousand Loaves and Two Fish’. This was followed by the ‘Thought for the Day’ delivered by Mrs Emma Taylor, Head of Christ College Brecon. Mrs Taylor explained how some fruit and vegetables have parts or names that are the same as parts of our bodies. She talked about how we might use these gifts and our hearts, ears, eyes and hands to help those in need.
Pupils from year 4 took part in a sketch called ‘Giving Back’ whilst year 3 pupils read some prayers.
All donations from the Harvest Festival were collected and given to the Royal Voluntary Service. The local Service Manager, Glenys Pears, spoke to the congregation and pupils about the Service and how it works to enrich the lives of older people in our communities. They do this by providing practical and emotional support where and when it is needed. She thanked the pupils and parents for their kind donations which she said would be used for very local services and support through the RVS. She also said that she wished she was able to bottle the good will and warmth which filled the chapel and spread it amongst those who used the service – it would undoubtedly help them through the day.
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