Kilgraston Harvest Festival 2021
Wednesday 6th October marked Kilgraston’s annual Harvest assembly both in our Junior School and in our Senior School.
In a bright and colourful assembly, each class in our Junior School performed or presented on different elements of the Harvest Festival. We were treated to a performance of ‘Old Macdonald’ by our youngest pupils – in French, while each Upper First pupil gave a presentation about a different fruit or vegetable from around the world. Lower Second read a Harvest Time Poem and Upper Second performed ‘The Rainbow People’, a story about friendship and people being the same. Pupils in Lower Third talked about different cereals and then Upper Third performed ‘The Ant and the Grasshopper’. We also welcomed an address by Rev. Allan Wilson, Minister of Dunbarney and Forgandenny who used the characters of ‘Lola and Charlie’ to discuss community.
The Junior Head Girl team has also been coordinating the food donations for local charity, C.A.T.H. (Churches Action for The Homeless). With a table ladened with cereals, pasta, tins of fruit and vegetables, the proceeds were taken to C.A.T.H. after today’s service.
This year’s senior harvest assembly was presented by Upper Sixth’s Sana, Hannah and Poppy. They spoke about the importance of being grateful for what we have, that harvest is a significant time of the year to celebrate the food we have and our farmers. Hannah and Sana spoke about what Harvest means to them.
“It is really important in this day and age that we are made aware that all the choices we have, were not always available to us and to take time to be grateful for what we have”, said Hannah.
“I am now aware of the consequences that buying food out with the season of Britain has, I am now going to make a conscious effort to buy local produce”, added Charities prefect Sana.