Pupils celebrate harvest festival

BASSETTS Farm pupils got to find out for themselves just how fortunate they are to live in Britain, after researching the differences between the produce grown here and in a developing country.

BASSETTS Farm pupils got to find out for themselves just how fortunate they are to live in Britain, after researching the differences between the produce grown here and in a developing country.

Seven and eight year olds from year three researched the foods and crops grown in the tiny Southern African state of Swaziland.

They compared and contrasted the staple diets, crops and produce then gave a series of presentations of their findings to parents and teachers in school assembly.

It was all part of this year's harvest festival celebrations and based around the themes of nurturing and family.

Children also brought in donations, which will be sent to help children at an orphanage in Swaziland - the country is one of the poorest states in the world with two thirds of the population living on less then 79 pence-a-day.

A spokesperson for the school said: "The children researched the differences in what we grow here in this country and what kinds of things they have in Swaziland.

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"It gave them a chance to look at themselves and realise compared to some countries how lucky they are.

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