Hi-tech Hanbury Harvest!

7th October 2020

For the first time in our school’s history, our Harvest Service went hi-tech today! 

We were all disappointed that we couldn’t celebrate this important time of year at church like normal, but we made sure we gave thanks from the safety of our class bubbles, via Zoom. 

Reverend Morris paid us a visit to bless the impressive collection of food donated by the Hanbury School family.  He was amazed at how much we had amassed and assured us that lots of local people would benefit from our generosity, via Droitwich Foodbank. 

Reverend Morris then accompanied Reception Class on their first adventure out of school – a visit to church.  They had a wonderful time exploring the building and making themselves familiar with a setting that hopefully they will visit with the rest of school many times over the coming years. 

Their recorded performance of “The Enormous Turnip” was first in our online Harvest Service – they had learned the story so well!  Next, Year 1 treated us to a wonderful rendition of “Gather Up Lots of Pears”. 

Year 4 told us the parable of The Sower.  The story about the seed falling on the rich soil, rocky ground, the path or the thorns and weeds made us all consider what kind of heart we have and how God would like us to live. 

Year 2’s telling of the poem, “Fruit Salad” came next, followed by Year 3’s version of “What a Wonderful World”.  Finally, Year 4 rounded off our Service and amazed us all with their use of sign language to bring us a “Harvest Samba”, along with a prayer written by Isabel, which we think is so wonderful, we have shared it with you below. 

“We are very lucky to come to school in the glorious Worcestershire countryside,” said Headteacher Mr Payne. 

“We are glad we were able to find a way to come together and say thank you for all the wonderful things we have in our world – the food, our friends, our families.  We know that sadly, sometimes people can be having a difficult time in their lives, so felt it was important to also share with people we may never meet by donating to the Harvest collection. 

Thank you to everyone who brought in a donation – we are proud to support Droitwich Foodbank, who will be collecting your gifts this week. 

Our Harvest Prayer – by Isabel 

Dear Lord, 
Thank you for the rain and the sun to make crops grow. 
Thank you for the moonlight and the sunlight that keeps us going. 
Thank you for the animals and the food and the beautiful world. 

Amen.