Giles Academy pupils in Harvest Festival

Ian Evans (right) from Boston Food Bank acceps the donation from Andrew Castley (left). The Background shows Year 7 representatives Lucie Epton and Dylan Luckey. Photo supplied.
Ian Evans (right) from Boston Food Bank acceps the donation from Andrew Castley (left). The Background shows Year 7 representatives Lucie Epton and Dylan Luckey. Photo supplied.
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Giles Academy endeavoured helped out the local community and charities by holding their very own Harvest Festival for Year 7 pupils last week.

“It is tradition for pupils to provide a visual reminder of the Harvest season’s gifts through a donation of fresh fruit and vegetables or tins/packet goods,” said a spokesperson for the school.

“Even amongst a deluge of wind and rain, the exceptional Year 7 pupils maintained their enthusiasm for the event.

“The pupils therefore embraced their freshly harvested produce, with the additional items of treats and toiletries and placed them on display in church.”

“Many thanks must go to the Head of Year 7, Andrew Castley, for the successful leadership of the Harvest Festival, but most of all to the generosity of the Year 7 pupils and the support of their parents, for the astounding amount of food brought in.

“At a time of economic hardship, never is the need greater for us to support each other and those in our community who are less fortunate than ourselves.

“Giles Academy will be donating all produce to the Boston Food Bank whereby local families in crisis will benefit immensely,” they added.

The service was held at St Mary’s Church, Old Leake, last Thursday afternoon.

After an introduction by Revd F J Cotton-Betteridge the service continued with festive hymns and sermons read by the male Year Representative, Dylan Luckey, and female Representative, Lucie Epton.