Harvest Festival

We like to link our Harvest Festival to events that have occurred at St John’s during the year.

This year we have been privileged to have a new non-fiction library and therefore we are linking our harvest Celebrations to Oxfam’s exciting ‘Message in a Book’ project, designed to raise awareness about global poverty.

We are really looking forward to getting involved and think the pupils will find the associated activities very enjoyable. It’s a brilliant way to boost their learning about world issues and will also raise money to help Oxfam fight poverty worldwide.

How your child can take part in Message in a book:

As part of the project, and following relevant lessons, pupils will be asked to share their knowledge on Oxfam’s work and why it’s so important that we all play a part to tackle global poverty.

Copies of letters written by our students will be used by the local Oxfam shop to raise awareness about global poverty and Oxfam’s work. Each letter will be anonymous; it will list only the name of the school and your child’s age.

Additionally, we will also be asking children to help us collect unwanted books for donation to our local Oxfam shop. If you do have any books you would be willing to donate, please do send them in to school for us to pass on. Any good quality paperback fiction, literature, non-fiction, children’s books and recent academic textbooks would be particularly welcome.

What we need from you:

We would really appreciate your help with this project. Please give your unwanted books to your children to bring to our Harvest Festival on Thursday 15th October

We do hope you will support us and look forward to making good use of your unwanted books.