'OPEN THE BOOK' AT WISHFORD PRIMARY SCHOOL 2016-17
The Open the Book team has continued to bring characters from both the Old and New Testaments alive by reading and acting out the stories as told in the Lion Storyteller Bible. The pupils love to participate and we are never short of willing volunteers. The accompanying pictures show just a few of the stories we have covered over the year, including those featuring David and Jonathan, King David, Christ's birth, and Pentecost. As time has gone on, we have built up quite a range of props, and one we frequently use is the boat, kindly made for us by a friend in the village. Our thanks go to the staff at the school, and especially Ali Jenkins, for their enthusiasm and always making us feel so welcome.
We would love to welcome new members onto the team (subject to DBS checks). If you are interested in finding out more, contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yvonne Allen (on behalf of the OTB team)
HARVEST THANKSGIVING AT ST GILES, GREAT WISHFORD
Against a backdrop of autumnal flowers and colours, the congregation sang their favourite harvest hymns with vigour.
Jack and Tyler, pupils at Wishford school, read out a prayer written by pupils at the school.
Everyone had the opportunity to sample a wonderful loaf, in the shape of a sheaf of wheat, before gathering in the school hall for a hearty harvest supper.
The collection and supper donations went towards the Red Cross in their work helping victims of the hurricanes.
WISHFORD SCHOOL HARVEST FESTIVAL
The whole school gathered with the teachers, parents, grandparents and siblings for harvest thanksgiving in St Giles church, which was filled to capacity. The service reflected the theme of thankfulness running through the school term.
Each class had something to contribute to the service, including singing, prayers, poetry and a play telling the parable of the sower. The school can be justly proud of the way the pupils performed so confidently, putting all they had into their parts.
Families had generously donated a large quantity of tins and packets, which were given to the Trussell Trust. Well done Wishford school!