As many of you know, Autumn is my favourite time of the year! I just love the colourful leaves as they drop from the trees! And the harvesting of crops and the fruit of hard summer labour seems so worth it when eating our pumpkins or making applesauce.
Yearly, the children have a harvest assembly at school where they sing songs off thanks to the Lord, recite poems, and play instruments. Children bring tinned and boxed foods to school and make a beautiful display before donating them to those in need. Cora and Titus both had speaking parts in assembly yesterday. Unfortunately Cora was a bit shorter than others and I was unable to see her, but she could definitely be heard! Performing for all the parents makes the endless hours of practise seem more worth it for them. 😉
At our school, this is also the assembly where music medals are bestowed upon students whom have performed high in recorder, violin, and flute. The first year high school students return to primary school to receive their medals in this special ceremony.
Harvest Assembly is a great way to usher in Autumn and emerged the reasons why we are thankful!
Other Autumn photos from the week…
It is tradition here to collect conkers (horse chestnuts) which have fallen from the trees, and place them about the outside of the house to prevent spiders from coming inside.