Hartington Harvest Celebration

Youngsters in Hartington have handed out boxes of food and provisions to elderly members of the community following the village’s Harvest Festival.

The annual celebration of harvest to give thanks for crops that have grown and the hard work involved in gathering them, took place at St Giles Church on Sunday 4 October.

Children from Hartington C of E Primary School worked alongside local member of the community and volunteer, Mrs Bel Kerr, to pack boxes of supplies. They included fruit, vegetables, flowers and tinned produce and were distributed to elderly residents following the harvest service. Items for the boxes were kindly donated by villagers and local businesses.

The youngsters also spent time preparing the ceremony for the harvest commemorations including decorating the church with drawings and displays. Ministry Assistant, Sophie Etchells taught the children a poem around the meaning of the harvest loaf.

Over 100 people attended the event which included a service at the church followed by a pea and pie supper at the Village Hall.

Head Teacher at Hartington C of E Primary School, Tracy Blackwell said: “The Harvest Festival is always a wonderful event as so many people come together to celebrate this special time of year. It is nice to catch up with parents and local residents and for the pupils to interact with other members of the community.

“We had a great time packing the provisions boxes alongside Mrs Kerr and the children learnt more about why we commemorate the harvest time as its part of our church school heritage.”




Mon 12th – Lent Afternoon in Church
Tues 13th – Pancake Day Lunch
Fri 16th – Break for Half Term
Mon 26th – Spring Term 2 begins
Tue 27th – Rachel Wilkes from Music Partnership delivering the music curriculum within the school on Tuesdays for 5 weeks. This includes the launch of the Interactive Music Scheme Charanga.

Fri 1st – MAST ~ “Jesus Calms the Storm”
Thur 7th – World Book Day – come to school dressed as your favorite book character.        Challenge – please could you take a photo of your child reading in an unusual place (they don’t have to be in their costume doing this), and send it into school?  

Tues 12th – MAST Hannah Wills ~Easter
Wed 13th – Parents Evening – further information will be provided for this. 
Fri 15th – Red Nose day – Dress in your own clothes with one item of red for a £1 donation per child please. 
Thur 21st – Schools Together – 11am at St Giles Church in Hartington with Biggin Primary School.
Mon 25th – Easter Service 09.30am – location in School unless otherwise advised.
Thu 28th – Break for Easter

Mon 15th – Summer Term 1 begins