Food for thought as youngsters give generously

Pupils from St Wulstan's and St Edmund's primary school, Fleetwood,presenting food they have collected for the Fleetwood Foodbank.
Pupils from St Wulstan's and St Edmund's primary school, Fleetwood,presenting food they have collected for the Fleetwood Foodbank.

A lively harvest festival gave pupils at a Fylde coast school the chance to think about the food they eat – while supporting Fleetwood Food Bank.

The St Wulstan’s and St Edmund’s Catholic Primary School pupils filled their church in Poulton Road, Fleetwood, with seasonal songs, readings and produce to celebrate harvest with their teachers, parents and grandparents.

Led by Canon Alf Hayes, each class played a role, with readings, posters, music and an uplifting Harvest song to the tune of the movie Frozen hit, Let it Go.

Deputy headteacher Jessica Warne said: “Our pupils have been learning about the importance of the harvest season and represented their learning through songs, prayers and reflections.

“The overall emphasis of the harvest festival was to show our appreciation of the food we eat and understand there are families less fortunate than ourselves, locally and in different parts of the world. To help to support those families who are without food, pupils donated dried goods to SVP Food Bank, a charity we have supported for many years.”

The children also heard from Colin Brown, of Fleetwood Food Bank, who spoke about the facility’s role in the community.