Hayesdown First School

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A Harvest of Reading – £205 Raised For Somerset Sight

Posted on: 12th October 2017

Our Harvest celebrations this year focused on the joy of books and reading as well as the gift of sight that enables us to enjoy the wealth of books we have access to. During the Harvest Service each year group made a short presentation, giving thanks for the gift of books and reading.

After the Service we all took part in a Harvest book swap where we brought in books we had enjoyed but no longer needed and made a donation in exchange for a new book or two to take home. Through the book swap we raised £205, which we collected in a wheelbarrow, specially decorated for the occasion by Miss Cooper. We have given the money we raised to Somerset Sight, a charity that supports people in Somerset who are visually impaired.

Each month across the remainder of the school year children will visit local care homes and nurseries to read to / share stories with residents and young children. Pupils in Years 2 – 4 will visit the care homes whilst Year 1 and Reception pupils share books and stories with children in local pre-schools and nurseries.