Dunannie Harvest Celebration

Posted on 14th October 2016

A Harvest celebration held at Bedales Pre-prep, Dunannie last week is set to benefit Ramscote residential home and the Petersfield Foodbank.

During the celebration, the children from Nursery through to Year 3 performed harvest-related songs such as We Plough the Fields and Scatter, demonstrated their new dance skills and recited poetry with an autumnal flavour. Vicar of Steep, The Reverend John Owen attended, accompanied by Bella the pygmy goat, to talk on the importance of animals.

Head of Dunannie, Jo Webbern said: “For many years our Harvest celebration has supported the residents at Ramscote and the Petersfield Foodbank and this year we received a bumper amount of donations. The children brought in their donations of food in decorated boxes and baskets and really understood the spirit of harvest and giving.”

The event was held against a colourful backdrop of Autumnal arrangements from the garden, created by parents, in combination with the children’s own decorations.

Continuing in its tradition and emphasis on outdoor work, students from across the three Bedales Schools were involved in activities reflecting on the harvest – pupils at Bedales Prep School, Dunhurst planted daffodils ready for spring along the entire length of the school’s driveway and the outdoor work department in the senior school baked a huge traditional harvest wheatsheaf loaf for the harvest assembly. View photos.