Bolton School Junior Girls

Harvest at Hesketh House

  • Jr Girls Harvest 2019
  • Jr Girls Harvest 2019 Choir

The Junior Girls’ Charity Representatives and members of the School Council presented a Harvest Festival Assembly with help from special guests Mrs Clare Harrison and Mr Samuel Bagley.

Clare asked the assembled pupils to think about themselves and what they had to be thankful for in their lives. She also reminded everyone that what is on the inside of a person is much more important than what we see on the outside and used a bit of magic to cut open a dirty potato to reveal a £5 note inside!

The collection of food and other essentials donated by Junior Girls and their families as part of the Harvest celebration will once again be given to Urban Outreach. Samuel talked about the work this local charity does to helps people in and around Bolton when they are struggling: they feed about 150 families a week and rely on donations. The Winter Watch project focuses particularly on the homeless, and generally supports around 450 people during the winter months.

There were also performances from the choirs and the hall was filled with music as everyone joined in to sing Harvest hymns.

Junior Girls’ School headmistress Mrs Laverick said: “The girls impressed upon us the need to appreciate all that we have and to try share as much as we can with those who are not as fortunate as ourselves. The generous donations of goods, gratefully received by Urban Outreach, were a perfect example of this, and I would take this opportunity to thank everyone who sent in items following our appeal.”

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