Harvest festival helps put food in the bank

Lightcliffe CE Primary School harvest festival at St Matthew's Church.'From the left, Shannon Smith, 10, Thomas Webb, 10, Joe Underwood, 11, and Eve Hustler, 10.
Lightcliffe CE Primary School harvest festival at St Matthew's Church.'From the left, Shannon Smith, 10, Thomas Webb, 10, Joe Underwood, 11, and Eve Hustler, 10.

PARENTS and pupils came together in Lightcliffe for their school’s harvest festival.

Lightcliffe CE Primary School, held its annual event at St Matthew’s Church, Lightcliffe, where 240 children and 200 adults attended.

Each year group had put together a special act, such as a poem or song, to perform in front of the audience.

The school has also been collecting a variety of food for the Food Bank based in Bradford, and have donated 400 cans of food.

Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers and police identify people in crisis and issue them with a food bank voucher.

Clients then attend the charity where they are issued with food sorted by volunteers.

Head teacher Charles Woodbridge said: “There was a lovely mixture of quite calm and reflective songs. There was a really nice song at the end when everybody sang together and the last song the ‘harvest samba’ had everybody dancing to it.”