Harvest festival helps local families in need

Hillside School harvest festival

Hillside School harvest festival

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GENEROUS youngsters at HILLSIDE PRIMARY SCHOOL in Hucknall used their traditional harvest festival to collect food in aid of local families in need.

Children took in products ranging from cereal and pasta to fruit and vegetables. They were then handed over to Engage, an organisation that runs a food-distribution project on behalf of the Churches Together in Hucknall, Linby and Papplewick group.

The harvest festival included an assembly where music teacher Ben Marshall spoke to the children about thanking God for the food they eat at a time when children around the world are going hungry.

This was the motivation for a sponsored skip at the school, on behalf of the charity Oxfam, for families in parts of Africa, including Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia.

The action-packed day was run by teaching assistant Elliott Christie, who said: “It was a great opportunity for the boys and girls to help others while improving their fitness.”

n OUR PHOTO shows Hillside children Caine Harvey-Clarke, Kyra Newton, Leighton Luciw and Amelia Walker with the collection of food at the harvest festival.