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Gad's Hill School's harvest festival collects 2,500 food items in Higham
KIND-HEARTED students at Gad’s Hill School in Higham collected more than 2,500 items for Gravesend’s foodbanks through harvest festival collections.
The youngsters pulled together the collection of non-perishable items to display during their harvest festival, which saw pupils take part in a series of musical performances.
All of the items were then handed over to the Gravesend branch of the Salvation Army, who pass the food onto the less fortunate, homeless and families who have suffered in some way.
Richard Arnold from the Salvation Army said: “We have worked with Gad’s Hill School for several years now and in that time pupils have donated thousands of items that have gone towards helping people in crisis.”
Headmaster David Craggs added: “This year’s Harvest Festival taught our pupils a very valuable lesson: it’s better to give than receive, but even I was staggered by how much food was donated.”