Students and staff at Upwell Academy celebrated this year’s harvest with a special Harvest Festival assembly.

The event was led by academy committee member Raine Tharrold and every year group from reception to Year 6 attended.

Children had carefully rehearsed a story, reading or poem to perform to a large audience of reception class parents, staff and their peers.

It included a performance of ‘I’m a Dingly Dangly Scare Crow’ from all of the new reception class children.

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Teresa Ellington, interim principal, said: "Harvest Festivals are an annual tradition that, in the UK, date back to Pagan times, and are rooted in thanks given for a successful or bountiful harvest.

"At Upwell this year, we have used our Harvest Festival as an opportunity to collect and donate food to the local food bank in support of the work that they do to provide much-needed meals to those in need."

Wisbech Food Bank also passed their thanks to FOSA (our Friends of School Association) and pupils and said the donation will go a long way to support local people in crisis.

The donations were presented by the academy's pupil leadership team, to Mr Luck, from Wisbech Food Bank.

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