Harvest Festival

Today was the Harvest Festival at the All Saints Chuch in Gresham Village.  A bit like the American tradition of Thanksgiving, they give thanks to all the fruit & vegetables which were harvested this season.

While all the kids Year 1 & above were required to wear their uniform, the kids in Nursery & Reception were asked to dress as Farmers.  So thankfully we were able to borrow a pair of overalls and handkerchief from Harvey, so Maebh wore them, with her pink cowboy boots and a plaid shirt.   Though she didn’t end up using the handkerchief.

Maebh and the other kids in Nursery did some songs like “All Around The Muddy Fields” and the other kids did “Big Red Combine Harvester”.  And after singing many songs, some more “Goddy” than others, they headed back to school for classes.

At 2:45 pm, the kids in Years 2 & 3 held a shop selling all the donated fruit & veg and all profits were sent to Seeds To Africa, the charity of their choice.  It was cute to see the kids handle the money, do that math, etc.  We picked up some potatoes, carrots & a pumpkin for the front stoop.

PS Soren coincidentally sat right in front of me, but he refused to smile and barely sang – saying the Head said not to smile at your parents, but I think he might have been a little embarrassed.  You’ll see him in the video.

Author: Stars Stripes and Mayonnaise

I am an American currently living in the Netherlands. I enjoy snapping photos and blogging along the way about our family’s journey as we moved from USA to the UK for a couple years then onto Ireland for three & half years and now in our next adventure in the Netherlands where the kids and are are learning Dutch. As you can probably tell by the name of the blog “Stars, Stripes & Mayonnaise” our family is half American & half Dutch and if you know one thing about the Dutch is that they LOVE their mayonnaise! I seen ’em do it man, they fuckin‘ drown ’em in it. When I started this blog way when it was to capturing memories of our family – essentially a journal of our family adventures, their love of mayonnaise, my love of photography, D.I.Y., crafting, sea glass hunting and exploring with our two amazing kids.

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