Harvest celebrations at St Joseph's Primary, Broadstairs
The end of a glorious Indian summer was celebrated last week with St Joseph's annual Harvest festival, at which pupils mark the end of the growing season and give thanks for a bountiful summer. It is also time when pupils remember those members of the local community who are in need of support, by bringing in contributions of food which will be sent to the school's local food bank at St. Austen and St. Gregory in Margate.
As well as celebrating, the school also reflected on the links it has with its own Parish church, Our Lady Star of the Sea by hosting a harvest tea for the elderly of the parish. An afternoon tea of sandwiches, scones, and cakes was provided for around 30 parishioners and older members of the local community, all served by St Joseph's Year 6 pupils. Entertainment was also provided by each year group who had prepared special songs, and pupils received some really lovely feedback from some of their guests:
"I just wanted to take a moment to express my thanks to all of you and the amazing children who dedicated time and effort to the Harvest afternoon for us senior folk today! The afternoon was wonderful, and I have to say, you all really outdid yourselves. Your organisation was amazing. What a fab afternoon. I would like to give a special shout-out to Mrs Reid (those cakes!) Mrs Cawdron, Mrs Lintern behind the scenes, the lovely Year 6 servers and all the Staff and wonderful performers. We all loved it. Thank you so much."
"Just a quick note to thank the staff and children who put so much work into this afternoon's event. We enjoyed ourselves very much indeed. The children, the entertainment, and service were great. The afternoon tea was worthy of a tearoom. 10 out of 10."