Parents and guests have enjoyed the first major event of Michaelmas Term –The Pre-Prep Harvest Festival. The service involved all children from reception to Year 2 and reflected strongly upon the Berkhamsted School values, in particular “serving other.”

Pre-Prep Headteacher Mrs Karen O’Connor said “Our Christian tradition was celebrated today during our Harvest Assembly, as we paid homage to one of the oldest traditions in Britain – the Harvest Festival.

“The children gave thanks to God for all the good things they have in their lives through song, poetry, and prayers. Most importantly, our children recognise the importance of looking after others who are less fortunate and in line with our values to Serve Others provided many items of food and household goods for parcels which will be distributed in our local area by the Hope Food Bank.”

Following the service a collection raised £700 to support Great Ormond Street Hospital, a national charity nominated by the pupils.

Earlier this month Heatherton pupils embraced the Harvest spirit of giving and visited a local residential care homes to entertain and socialise with the residents.

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