School celebrates Harvest Festival by collecting food for needy
NEWLYN school celebrated the annual Harvest Festival this year by collecting mountains of food for those in need.
The primary school pupils had a special day at the town's community centre last Friday, reading poetry, singing songs, performing harvest raps and saying prayers in front of parents and other guests.
Teacher Jo Fitzgerald said a huge amount of culinary delights were also piled up to donate to the local foodbank, with tables covered in donations.
"We do it every year but we had a lot more this time," she said. "It was a fantastic effort – we needed a mini-van to take it all up to The Centre."
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The teacher noted the generosity of parents as many are struggling to find enough to eat, also adding it was good to see the collections going to local people in the parish. "What's been nice is that we know exactly where it is going."
The Centre, Newlyn, runs a weekly foodbank as part of a church-run drive to combat poverty.