This week at Cliftonville Primary & Pre-School we have been celebrating harvest. The children have been learning about how food is scarce in some countries, but abundant in others, and also how this is true in our own local community, with some people finding it hard to provide food for themselves and their families. With this in mind we decided to support the work of Thanet Open Christmas with our harvest donations. The amazing work this charity does in providing meals over the seasonal period, and especially a Christmas dinner, to some of our local people is inspirational and a real support for families at what can be a very difficult time of year. The overwhelming generosity of our families will provide "goody bags" full of food for people who attend this event and who will find providing food after the Christmas period difficult. The amount of food provided was huge, with tins of fruit, packets of pasta and jars of sauces overfilling the tables. From the word "harvest" we made the word "heart" and the children and teachers all agree that Cliftonville Primary & Pre-School has a "big heart" reaching out into the community sharing our resources and bringing support and help where it is needed. Next week children from our school will be singing our harvest songs to the people attending the lunches at Holy Trinity Resource Centre. Thank you, as ever, to our amazing families for such a generous response.