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Harvest and Garden Day at Wilbury

Our Harvest and Garden Day at Wilbury was both bountiful and brilliant! This owed a lot to the great support and generous donations from children, parents and staff. The Enfield Food Bank will benefit from such generosity.

The Harvest and Garden Day was an opportunity for the children to celebrate with songs lead by the talented Mr. Roberts. It was so impressive to see how beautifully attentive our children were and thrilling that there were so many smiling parents and carers too. We were not sure whether the event would happen owing to the mixed weather. However, when we all gathered outside, it remained gloriously dry! Mrs Wise emphasised the value of Harvest, and the kindness offered by our community through donating to the Enfield Foodbank. The Upper Hall stage was almost covered, and it represented the care we share within our school.

Also, Mrs Campbell, Mrs Jones and I organised another special planting outside to celebrate our Garden Day. Our school committee, 'Friends of Wilbury', paid for each child to plant their own crocus and narcissus bulb. In the Spring, we will all be able to see our bulbs flowering around the school grounds. During the week leading up to our special event, I dug 30 plots at the back of the field, and Mustafa and Phil created an arch to allow a golden rainbow of crocuses to grow.

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!

In addition, 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.

Well done everyone! When united, we are simply awesome!

We learn so much about ourselves during Harvest and it's an inspiring event for our children to reflect on the hope and love they can give.

'Inside every seed is the potential for an incredible harvest.'

Mr Hegarty