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Two of our youngest contributors, Marcus Ndlovu (Year 6) and Jovan Joseph (Year 5) tell us about their work for others.

When St Patrick’s Voluntary Academy, Sheffield had its annual Harvest Assembly, it was packed with pupils, staff and parents. Every class had their own bit and this year we had two special visitors; Sr Clare from CAFOD and Fr Martin Trask, our parish priest.

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The focus of the Harvest Assembly this year was Bolivia and Haiti. Hurricane Matthew has recently devastated Haiti and Bolivia suffers from drought and poor soil for farming. We all dressed up in the colours of the two countries’ flags and brought 50p in   each to send to CAFOD.

Each class performed well. Eccleshall Woods were the first, with Badgers, Otters, Lees Hall and our class, Wooley Woods, coming down the line. It was really good when Lee’s Hall rapped about growing crops. They also sang in harmonies. They were very enthusiastic.

Cleve Brown from Lees Hall said he liked the part when “everyone showed their artwork.” Tatayana liked the part when, “Lees Hall did the rapping”.

Mrs Smith, Year 4/5 Lees Hall Woods class teacher, said, “It was an uplifting experience and it was wonderful to celebrate harvest as a school community.” She really valued Mr Lochner and Mrs Farrar’s musical contribution too. Ava Pearl in Grenoside Woods liked Badger’s class the best because they sang and created a lego animation film about farmers.

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At the end our parish priest, Fr Martin blessed all of the food we had collected with holy water. Some of the food was sold to parents to raise money for CAFOD and the rest of it was taken by members of Beeley Woods to a nearby care home for the elderly. Finally Sr Clare from CAFOD thanked everyone for all the money we had raised for CAFOD to support people in Bolivia and Haiti.