Sunday Times Prep School of the Year 2013-14

Harvest Service

Our Year 5 girls led us beautifully in our Harvest service which celebrated this bountiful time of the year. Our eyes were drawn in the Hall towards a superbly moulded and baked harvest loaf in the shape of a sheaf of wheat; this was surrounded by seasonal fruit and vegetables, as well as grapes and vine leaves. All of this served to remind us of God's wonderful natural world and all that He has made plentiful in it.

 Harvest service

We have lots to share at this bountiful time of year.

The girls asked us to reflect upon the fact that if we are able to, we should willing share what we have with others less fortunate than ourselves - this was Jesus' message to us, recorded in the Bible. The girls re-enacted the miracle of the loaves and fishes and we saw how a little was made to go a long way! Three class members willing shared their musical talent and we were treated to a piano and violin piece - thank you girls. We enjoyed watching some of the foodbank provisions being brought up to the altar by girls from each class - the volume of donations has been phenomenal and clearly illustrates what a giving, generous community of parents we are lucky to call our own in school.

Mrs Whitfield and Sr.Ursula then broke the harvest loaf for our whole school community to share - baskets were filled and taken back to classrooms, and then distributed amongst the Office, facilities team, Specialist subject teachers, parents and visitors who were all in school with us this morning.

We were pleased to welcome some extra special guests this morning to worship and pray with us as the clock tower, donated in memory of a former pupil, was blessed after the Harvest service in a private ceremony.

We all commenced our school day with God in our hearts and minds, ready to willingly share His great love, and ever thankful for how blessed and fulfilled our lives truly are.