Windrush Valley School Oxfordshire conducted its first indoor whole of school event since March 2020 lockdown. The event, which took place in Chadlington Church was our annual Harvest Festival celebration. The event is a celebration of the harvest and the coming of autumn. Pupils from all year groups, Nursery to Year 6, performed readings, recited poems, and sang songs.

The event running order – children’s performances

Pupils from Year 6 kicked off the event with a Harvest Festival welcome and readings. The baton was then handed to Year 1 and Year 2 to perform the songs ‘Five A Day’ and ‘Conkers’. There were further harvest festival readings from Year 3 and Year 4 before Nursery and Reception performed ‘The Little Red Hen’. In addition, Harvest Festival wouldn’t quite be the same without everyone singing ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’

The event concluded with further songs and prayers by the children and from Revd Ilona Cheyne.

It was also a delight to be able to invite parents to the event. Parent feedback included the following comments:

“Just a quick note to say thank you for a lovely Harvest Festival this morning. The children sang so well and it was so lovely to see them perform in something so early on in the year.”

“Just to say a quick thank you for this morning’s Harvest Festival service. I’m pretty certain it’s the best one I’ve been to at Windrush Valley Private School Oxfordshire, with excellent singing and beautiful reading!”

Food Donations to North Oxfordshire Food Bank

For the second year running, Windrush Valley School Oxfordshire supported a local food bank. Donations made by parents and children were given to North Oxfordshire Food Bank who will use the money raised to stock their online shop and provide much needed supplies for those in need.