St Ronan’s Primary School in Innerleithen held a harvest festival.
Primary 2J led the special assembly, along with one of the school’s chaplains, the Reverend Jim Benton Evans. The young pupils presented a short play and explained what harvest meant to them through words, songs and pictures.
Children and staff were joined by parents, grandparents and friends, and everyone who gathered saw the generosity of the St Ronan’s School community in the display of a wonderful array of foods.
“We were very grateful for all the wonderful donations of food at this time,” said St Ronan’s headteacher Keith Belleville. “Harvest is an important date in our school calendar and it is good for us to take the time to say ‘thank you’ for all that we have and to think about helping others,” he added.
Many families had nominated members of the community to receive parcels and these were delivered in person by the pupils. This year it was also decided to donate some of the unperishable foods to Peeblesshire Foodbank.
“Peeblesshire Foodbank were extremely grateful to receive the very generous donation of food from St Ronan’s School harvest,” said the Reverend Benton Evans.
“We thank the whole school community for their support, all those who contributed, and especially to Mr Belleville and his team for their support for the project. We are, of course, saddened by the necessity for the foodbank, but also encouraged – though not surprised – by the generosity of the community,” he added.
Pictured is Primary 7 pupil Callum Anderson with the harvest loaf he prepared for festival.