Thorley Hill Primary School pupils come together online to mark harvest festival
Pupils at a Bishop’s Stortford primary found a way to come together as a whole school to mark harvest festival.
Because of Covid-19 restrictions, children at Thorley Hill are being educated in their year group 'bubbles'. Break times are staggered so the pupils do not mix, but staff at the Park Lane school found a way for them to celebrate together.
In a series of virtual assemblies, conducted via the Microsoft Teams app, the youngsters were able to learn about the harvest from each other and showcase their creative work to other year groups.
Reception children taught older children how to make pumpkin soup, Year 1 created vegetable prints, Year 2 baked bread while Year 3 printed different types of fruit.
Year 4 composed acrostic poems using the word ‘harvest’, Year 5 devised persuasive posters and drama to highlight the importance of Bishop’s Stortford Food Bank and Year 6 designed beautiful, shaded pictures of vegetables with shadows.
The food bank, based at the Methodist Church in South Street, benefited from the children’s harvest project.
Tonya Cooper, deputy head at Thorley Hill, said: “The whole school brought in food for the food bank. Almost every child contributed at least one item.”