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Pupils share the bounty of harvest
PUPILS at Ringwood Waldorf School celebrated the arrival of autumn with a Michaelmas Festival.
The youngsters helped raise funds and food for people less fortunate than themselves as well as celebrating the season.
The triumph of good over evil, symbolised by the legend of St George and the Dragon, was the main theme of the festival.
Children performed songs, poems and plays they had been preparing since the start of term in front of parents, teachers and friends in a packed school hall.
They also brought in food for a harvest feast, including home-made dragon-shaped bread baked by the families of eight- and nine-year-olds in Class 3.
Older pupils set up a café selling cakes in aid of Waldorf One World (WOW), which raises money to help Waldorf schools in disadvantaged areas and poorer countries.
School administrator Nigel Revill said: “The whole school took part in the festival, which focused on helping those in need – both at home and further away.
“Locally, the food that made up our bountiful harvest table was later donated to the Ringwood food bank, a charity run by two of our parents.”
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