Grace Dieu pupils were, today, able to place vegetables they have planted, tended and picked onto the altar at the School’s Harvest Mass. These fresh offerings sat perfectly alongside all of the other wonderful food donations that had been kindly donated by parents, staff and the Grace Dieu community, as well as prayers written by the children.
The Swans’ class had yesterday spent their Outdoor Learning session helping Madame Tatton to pick carrots and potatoes, straight from the School’s own vegetable patch, ready for Harvest Mass.
“We are delighted that our pupils are really able to understand and appreciate the amount of time, care and effort that is required to grow fruit and vegetables,” says Headmistress Mrs Kewell. “Harvest Mass is a wonderful opportunity for our community to come together to celebrate the gifts of the Harvest – and to thank God for his many blessings; it is made all the more special when some of the gifts have been lovingly tended and grown right here at Grace Dieu.”
Food donations will now be distributed to The Carpenter’s Arms in Loughborough (an organisation that helps the local homeless) and the Marlene Reid Centre in Coalville. We would like to thank everyone for their kindness and generosity in giving to others, as well as our team of Grace Dieu gardeners.