Harvest Festival is a celebration of the food that is grown on the land. Thanksgiving ceremonies and celebrations for a successful harvest are both worldwide and very ancient and here at Llandovery College, services were held for Prep and Senior Schools pupils in the College Chapel officiated by College Chaplain Rev. Tim Nelson.
In our Prep School service we highlighted the need to share with others. To facilitate this, pupils were invited to take an item from the altar and present it to a friend. This activity was both informative and fun; a practical way to engage with the concept of giving.
The Senior School service developed this theme, using a wicker basket to illustrate the point, some had their basket full of food and for others it was empty. We then thought about those who struggle to feed their families and rely on food banks to do so.
Our thanks to all pupils and staff who generously donated food items that were collected and taken to a local charity for distribution to those in need.