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School’s harvest festival donation to food bank

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Generous children at Milking Bank Primary have donated hundreds of food items to the Black Country Food Bank as part of their annual harvest festival.

This year’s harvest festival assembly was held virtually, with a special appearance from staff dressed up as carrots and bananas. While the children couldn’t all meet in the hall as usual to hand in their donations, generous parents sent the children in with donations which were collated by the school.

Milking Bank Primary harvest festival


With whole school singing not possible at the moment, the children instead all performed the harvest song ‘Let’s Harvest’ using sign language.

Three of the children also won a Dudley Catering Services Harvest colouring in competition.

Karen Brass, Head Teacher, Milking Bank Primary School 

Harvest Festival is always an important part of our school calendar and gives us a chance to be thankful for all that we have, and also giving us the opportunity to support others in our community.
We had to celebrate it rather differently this year, but the children all entered into the spirit of things and enjoyed learning the signed version of our harvest song. I’d like to thank all of the parents who went to the effort of sending their children in with these generous donations which we will be taking along to the Black Country Food Bank

Councillor Ruth Buttery, cabinet member for children and young people, said:

This is a really creative and thoughtful way of celebrating harvest festival. It’s clear the children had a lot of fun learning to sign and were delighted to see their teachers in fancy dress.
It’s important that we continue to think of others during this time and consider what we can do to help our communities and I commend the staff, school, children and families of Milking Bank Primary for their support

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