School brewing up a storm for charity

Macmillan coffee morning at St John's Academy.'From the left, principal Helen Lever, Lucy Kirby, Jane Hemingway, Paula Redman and Ruth Cullerton.
Macmillan coffee morning at St John's Academy.'From the left, principal Helen Lever, Lucy Kirby, Jane Hemingway, Paula Redman and Ruth Cullerton.

THE school community at St John’s Academy came together for their annual harvest festival.

For the first time, members of the congregation at St John’s Church, Clifton, were invited to the day.

Emelia Holdsworth, eight, and Kuba Martin, seven, with harvest festival goods at St John's Academy, Clifton.

Emelia Holdsworth, eight, and Kuba Martin, seven, with harvest festival goods at St John's Academy, Clifton.

Along with parents, grandparents and other family members, pupils from the school performed songs and readings based around a harvest theme.

The school has also been collecting food goods for two charities.

Youngsters have been making donations of dried foods and pastas to help the Christian African Relief Trust and donating tin goods to the church to help homeless people in Halifax.

After the service, the school held its Macmillan coffee morning where home made buns and cakes were made.

Head teacher Helen Lever said the events were a great success.

“We had a lot of grandparents and young children who will be coming to the school attend the day,” she said.

“The day has been really lovely and well attended.

“This year we wanted to collect food not just for places in Africa but also for people closer to home.”