I’m sure I spotted two snowflakes on my drive to work yesterday!
I have certainly felt the temperature dropping although after talking to two Year 13 girls in short-sleeves I obviously have thin blood. It is a chilling thought that the official start of winter still a month away.
It is also a chilling thought that over 500,000 people in our country live below the poverty line and that hundreds exist without a roof over their heads. These shocking statistics were presented by 5RCO at the Harvest Festival assembly yesterday morning. Indeed, I was reminded during their presentation of the homeless man that spends his days at the entrance
to Sadyba mall.
The theme of yesterday’s assembly, Harvest Festival, referred to the time-honoured custom of giving thanks for a bountiful harvest. This tradition of collecting for the less-fortunate stemmed from harvest festivals held in communities around the world. Year 5RCO reminded us of the importance of caring for the needs of others particularly in our local community. Through the collection of food items we can provide help and comfort to those in need. Thank you Year 5RCO for your excellent assembly. It was a timely reminder that winter brings not only snowflakes but hardship for the gentleman outside the Sadyba mall and countless others.
Thank you all for showing your support by donating food to the Harvest Festival appeal.
Dr John Kennard