Harvest Thanks

Many thanks to all of our parents, families and friends for joining us for the Harvest Festival celebrations in school yesterday.  This year’s Harvest Assemblies were the best we have ever seen at Greenfield. It was a pleasure to see and hear every single child in Key Stage 2 with a speaking part as they spelled out the meaning of Harvest letter by letter.  The afternoon assembly was the first time our new Reception children had performed before a large audience and they did brilliantly well with their beautiful singing.  We were also impressed with the confidence and enthusiasm of our boys and girls in Key Stage 1.  Many, many thanks to our Home School Association for kindly paying for a Harvest bread roll for each child.  The rolls and the two decorative Harvest sheaves were baked by Tony’s Bakery, Kidderminster.

We are very grateful to all our families for all your Harvest Gifts, including the ‘Morning Coffee’ boxes.  We are keen for our children and families to nominate neighbours and friends to receive a Harvest Gift.   If you have someone in mind, please let us know by emailing their name to hsmith@greenfield.dudley.sch.uk.  The remainder of gifts will be donated to the Black Country Food Bank.

The Black Country Foodbank helps vulnerable individuals and families in crisis through the provision of 3 days emergency food supplies while a longer-term solution is developed. Their services have an enormous impact on the people who use them, giving them an important breathing space at a time of great need.  The Food Bank only provides for individuals and families, who really are in need. Their aim is not to create dependency but to help those in crisis while other agencies work to address underlying problems.  The Black Country Foodbank has fed over 15,000 people during the past year, over a third being children.  In 2013 that included over 5,300 boys and girls, the equivalent of 19 schools the same size as Greenfield!