This years Harvest was the most bountiful we have ever seen at Wilbury! This was owing to the great support and generous donations from children, parents and staff. Two local organisations were able to reap the benefits of our collection this year: the Young People Services for Young Adults (aged 16- 24), and the Enfield Food Bank. Kerry Coe (Manager of the Enfield Foodbank) was special guest at our outdoor assembly. It was an opportunity for the children to celebrate the Harvest with songs lead by Mr Taylor. Kerry was so impressed with how beautifully attentive our children were and was pleased to see so many smiling parents too. We were not sure whether the event would happen owing to the mixed weather. However, when we all gathered outside, to our surprise we bought sunshine and blue sky. Mrs Wise emphasised the value of Harvest and the kindness offered by our community through donating to the Enfield Foodbank. Afterwards, Kerry and Sandra took half of the donated food back to the foodbank to prepare to share to a very appreciative community. Paul – our Site manager – then delivered the other half to the Young People Services who were staggered by the amount of food that we were able to share! The Upper Hall stage had almost been covered, and it represented the care and kindness we share within our school community.
To add to this, Mrs Campbell and Mrs Jones organised another special planting outside to celebrate our Garden Day. All the children were given a chance to plant and in the Spring we will all be able to see our bulbs flowering around the school grounds. Mrs Campbell and Mrs Jones had worked so hard to dig over the ground and make plots in the week leading to Harvest. Our planting is so important: it beautifies our environment, sparks scientific discussion about growing and nature, and it is a lovely activity to do as a school community The anticipation of Spring has never been more enticing!
The North Enfield Foodbank will also weigh the food and give us a certificate to let us know how many meals can be made from our donations. I also anticipate thank you messages from the teenagers through the Housing Association and I will post some pictures when they arrive.
Well done everyone! We are such a caring community.
“Wow – there’s so much food! We are helping lots of families.” – Year 1 Parliamentary Candidate