The Harvest and Grandparents’ day is traditionally the first whole school celebration of the academic year.  It was wonderful to see so many Grandparents among the congregation and a privilege to be able to celebrate together . The singing filled the sports hall and, although the children are used to singing with plenty of ‘ooph’, I have never heard ‘We Plough’ sung with such gusto amongst the congregation!

The Juniors gave a hearty performance of ‘The Parable of the Sower’ and Father Michael Brydon then continued this theme in his talk to the children, illustrated with nine different fruits.  The Pre-Prep song is always a highlight of the Harvest service and this year was no exception.  We all loved their performance of  ‘Harvest Samba’ and it is quite amazing how such tiny children managed to memorise endless lists of vegetables.   The handbell team gave a sparkling performance of ‘Come Ye Thankful People Come’ and brought to a close a lovely service on a beautiful autumn day!

We welcomed our visitors to the Drawing room where there were suitably refreshed before being found by their Grandchildren and taken on a tour of the school. It is always lovely to see the pride on the children’s faces as they show off the different aspects of their school life. We suspect that those shown our pond and golf course may feel it was a very comprehensive tour!

Thank you to everyone who made it such a wonderful occasion, the donations of produce that were kindly given will be taken to The Seaview Project in Hastings.  Our thanks go to Mark Fenlon for his Harvest Bread that was admired by everyone.