To celebrate our Healthy Schools Award (bronze level) we combined our traditional Harvest week with a Healthy Schools focus. The week began on the Monday with a very entertaining healthy eating show from Captain Carrot!
Through theatre, games, puppetry, music and drama the children learnt about Captain Carrot and his band of friendly vegetables learning about the different aspects of healthy eating. Then, on the Tuesday, the whole school conducted a Lunch Box survey. The older children paired up with a younger child and together looked at the different food types in their lunch boxes which they then entered into a database on the lap tops to create a whole school picture of how healthy our lunch boxes are. I’m pleased to report that, while there is always room for improvement, on the whole the children are eating a very healthy lunch. On Thursday the whole school took part in our annual Harvest Festival Service in St Michael and All Angels Church. We were delighted to be joined by parents and friends from Coombe Bissett village as each Class presented a contribution to the service. Our youngest children, in Oak Class, sang and signed the very familiar song: ‘I’m a dingle, dangle, scarecrow’. The children in Elm Class performed their own Autumn Song and readings. The children in Fir Class performed: ‘Easy Peasy Harvest’ which challenged everyone to spot as many vegetables and fruit as possible in the cleverly written lyrics. Finally the children of Ash Class presented their own dramatic interpretation of Celebration, Sharing and Caring at Harvest. After the service the children in our School Council accompanied me to visit our friends in the bungalows behind the church to deliver some Harvest Boxes.