Saint Aidan's News

Food gifts for Harvest
23/10/2017

On Tuesday, 26th September Saint Aidan’s held its annual Harvest celebration in school.  

Opa, the school Chaplain, said, “Mr Smith, the Head Teacher, helped students and staff to think about what the harvest signifies and how it links in with our Christian heritage as well as current Christian outward focus as a school.  

“Amongst others we are supporting some food banks, homeless shelters, refugee projects and church projects. We collected 46 boxes of food and will be distributing them in the coming weeks between different local food banks, refugee and homeless charities and churches who serve their communities with food boxes.” 

The school has been doing these food collections for many years to help the students focus some of their thinking outwards into their local communities and to understand the needs people in their local community have.  

Opa added, “It also gives the students a great opportunity to support long-established and sometimes new links with charities and churches and to showcase our Christian values of compassion, love and social action.” 

One Year 10 student, Jack, said, “It is so nice to be able to give some food to people who might not have anything or not much. I am looking forward to visiting Vincent House to see what they do with it.”