Harvest celebration

Pupils from Hawes Side Academy with their Harvest food collection.  Pictured is Simao Severino, Jo Pemberton and Callum Jennings, all aged 10.
Pupils from Hawes Side Academy with their Harvest food collection. Pictured is Simao Severino, Jo Pemberton and Callum Jennings, all aged 10.
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It’s that time of year when leaves crunch at our feet, the landscape becomes a mix of vibrant autumnal colours – and Fylde coast school children dig deep to help those less fortunate.

Schools have been holding their harvest celebrations, with food being donated to local homeless shelters and projects to feed the poor.

Sheila Saunders, from Roseacre Primary School, South Shore, said: “Special assemblies were held to mark the occasion, following which Streetlife and the Salvation Army took delivery of all the donated goods.

“Everyone’s generosity is very much appreciated.”

Headteacher Frances Wygladala, from St Kentigern’s Catholic Primary School, on Newton Drive, Blackpool, said: “Our Harvest Festival is an annual event that we use to give thanks to God for the food that we have and we made contributions to the needy of the local parish as well as Vincent House and Streetlife”

Harvest Festival services were also attended by pupils at Hawes Side Primary School in Marton.

Michael Shepherd, headteacher at the Pedders Lane School, said: “The festival was a huge success which the children look forward to every year where they can support local charities and be thankful for all that they have.

“All the food collected went to Streetlife”

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