Michaelmas Festival

On Thursday 29th September our School will be celebrating ‘Michaelmas’.
The festival will begin in the hall at 11am with a visit from Michael and the Dragon (Class 10), songs and poetry and will be followed with a range of gardening tasks by the whole school till 3pm. Class 7/8 will be prepare and serve a hearty, fresh vegetable soup for the whole school to share at lunchtime.

Michaelmas is a festival, which celebrates inner strength and courage; St. Michael represents courage and the ‘will’ and he is traditionally seen conquering a dragon that represents darkness. The idea behind Michaelmas is to encourage the children to face their own challenges and to prepare for the forthcoming cooler and darker months of autumn and winter. Being around the time of the autumn equinox, it is also a time to celebrate the summer’s harvest.

This is a wonderful opportunity for the children along with teachers and parents to spruce up and embellish their environment; working together to really make a difference after all the summer’s growth and in preparing the school for winter.

We will be working closely with our School Gardening Team who have lots of wonderful, interesting and fun ideas to share.

We warmly invite Parents, Guardians and Friends to help us in the garden from 11.15am and for some homemade soup at lunch. Please inform your child’s Class Teacher if you would like to come along, to help us plan the day.

Donations of vegetables, bread and butter for the Lunch will be much appreciated and can be added to a display in the foyer from Monday 26th September.

Thank you very much in great anticipation of a wonderful Festival and some autumn sunshine, hope to see you there!

With Best wishes

Jenny Green

(On behalf of the Teachers)

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