Harvest Thanksgiving

Throughout the week beginning Monday 14th September the staff and children of Kirkhill will be celebrating Harvest Thanksgiving. This will be the first of a variety of assemblies we will be celebrating this year, focussing on different faiths and celebrations. This supports pupils in their learning within Religious and Moral Education, particularly within the Experience and Outcome of:

Through investigating and reflecting upon the ways in which followers of world religions mark major life events and times of year, I can explain key features of such festivals and celebrations. Second Level.

As always at Kirkhill, we are keen to involve our parents and local community to enhance our pupils’ learning experiences and so I would be delighted to hear from any of you who would be able to share your expertise around the topic of Harvest. If you are able to be involved please complete and return the slip below.

We will be celebrating through assemblies and we would also like to encourage our pupils to be responsible citizens and effective contributors in their community through the donations of foods which can be used by those in need in and around our local community. We will be giving our donations to the Trussell Trust network, which co-ordinates the East Renfrewshire Foodbank. It supports people who find themselves in crisis and need the help of the community.

We will be collecting the donations from Monday 14th September onwards. The following is a list of foods which would be of most use:

  • Coffee
  • Sugar
  • Breakfast cereals
  • Biscuits
  • Tins of soup, fruit, beans, vegetables, cold-meat, tuna, custard and rice

UN Convention on the Rights of the child Article 24

Every child has the right to the best possible health. Governments must work to provide good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food and a clean environment so that children can stay healthy.