Gad’s Nursery, Kindergarten and Junior children came together to celebrate harvest time, with a concert and presentation of donated food to a local outreach charity.
Students as young as three performed a selection of songs, poems and readings about what harvest means to them and to people all over the world.
Year four teacher Mr John Waring and his class gave a moving rendition of traditional Ghanian harvest song ‘Tue Tue’ while Head of Modern Languages Miss Sophie Batther directed children from reception to year six through Spanish melody ‘Hojas, Hojas’.
As well as showing proud parents their language and vocal skills, the youngest entertainers, the Nursery classes, kept the crowd entertained with their counting prowess during their rendition of ‘Five Red Apples’.
After the concert, Headmaster Mr David Craggs thanked the children for their enthusiasm and talent before announcing that Gad’s children had collected more than 2,500 items for ‘Caring Hands in the Community’.
A representative from the Medway aid organisation gratefully accepted the donation and explained how the children’s and their families generosity would help the charity.
‘Caring Hand in the Community’ has a purpose built kitchen facility which delivers an average of 250 meals and snacks each day to those most in need in the community.
Thank you to all the children and parents who kindly donated food for the harvest celebration.
Beatty collected the most in the Kindergarten classes with an impressive 352 items and in Juniors, Wellington donated a whopping 746 items. The total number of items donated was 2,686.