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Busy Bees Nursery get harvest visit
11:27am Wednesday 31st October 2012 in News
YOUNGSTERS at a North Swindon nursery were taught the importance of harvest last week.
Children at Busy Bee’s Nursery in St Andrew’s Ridge were paid a visit by student baptist minister Paul Graham on Friday.
Paul spoke to the group of 15 children, aged three to five years old, about the Harvest Festival and told them a story.
All week the children had been bringing in items of food, which were put together in a basket ready to be taken to a local church and shared within the community.
Assistant manager Laurissa Hyner-Anderson said: “The children had been encouraged to bring something in for Harvest Festival all week, with all the children getting involved. We had lots of tinned food, dried food and fruit, which the vicar spoke to the children about and discussed where the food would be going. He explained it would go to a local church and would be given out to people who don’t have any food like we do.
“Over the years, we have always invited our parents and children to donate food but this year we were fortunate enough to know somebody from the local community who could come in and talk to us. The children really enjoyed it and were really engaged. They especially enjoyed having somebody new visiting them and talking about their favourite foods.
“We are really grateful to Paul for coming in and giving up his own time to talk to the children – we think it is an important message to get across to them.”