Harvest Festival 2014

21st October 2014

Southbrook School
Harvest ‘Samba’ Festival 2014

This year’s Harvest Festival was a huge success with over 70 parents and carers attending. The pupils in years 7, 8 and 9 performed some amazing dances and sang loudly in what can only be described as a samba style harvest with maracas a plenty.

Throughout the term pupils had been busy making fresh soups and breads which were served and well received at the festival. The vegetables used were from our very own organic allotment and also a very kind donation from St Mary’s Church in Silverton. From soil to spoon, the pupils have experienced the whole process of growing, harvesting, preparing and tasting.

As part of our Harvest we always try to support worthy causes and this year we decided to support ‘Concern Worldwide’ who are a charity that works very hard in helping people secure brighter futures for themselves and their communities. Largely based in Africa the money that we raised will help provide food and resources for families in need. This charity is also under the government backing scheme so the £180.13 we raised will be matched by UK Aid giving a total of £360.26.

The afternoon was a huge success and was a great example of what we can achieve when our community works together. Thank you!

 Below are the recipes for the soup made during the Harvest Festival: