25th October 2013
On Wednesday 23rd October 2013 the pupils, parents and staff took part in our annual Harvest festival.
The theme of our festival was based around our African Culture Day. We started the festival with a fantastic display of drumming by our school Djembe drumming group. Mrs Cashere made everyone feel very welcome before we sang our first song ‘Let It Be’.
Five year 9 pupils then courageously stood up and spoke about their experiences of African culture day and how they made toys out of recycled materials and an African hand sanitizer called a ‘Tip-Tap’.
We then watched a lovely video that gave parents a better insight into our culture day. This was followed by our second song ‘Harvest For The World’ which was sang beautifully by our school choir.
During our culture day we managed to raise £83.59 toward a charity based in Africa. ‘Send A Cow’ is a charity that helps families in Africa to grow vegetables and raise farm animals. We were lucky enough to have Jenny Reynolds an ambassador from ’Send A Cow’ visit the school and talk about how the money we raised and how it will be spent.
We finished the harvest in style with our final song ‘Lean On Me’. It was a very successful afternoon and the pupils at Southbrook thoroughly enjoyed themselves.