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Harvest Festival - Friday 16th October

Dear Parents/Carers,


This coming Friday (16th October) we have our Harvest Festival at Otford Primary School. This year it will be a bit different as we are unable to meet together to celebrate. However, we have been working hard to find an alternative way to celebrate as a school community.  


Mrs Brown has recorded a very special 2020 Harvest Festival featuring songs, children reading poems and a harvest talk by the new vicar of St Bartholomew’s church, Rev. David Guest.  Children will watch and take part in the celebration together in their classrooms. 


As in previous years, we are kindly asking for non-perishable food donations to the local foodbank Loaves and Fishes, based in Sevenoaks. This charity has been supporting families with much needed food supplies since 2011.  Food donations can also be made all year round by leaving items in the porch of St Bartholomew’s church. These are taken regularly to the foodbank. 


Please could all food donations be brought into school on Friday morning. There will be a table set up as you enter the playground to place the items on. 


Items currently needed are: 
Breakfast cereals (but not porridge oats)
Tinned meat for hot meals (especially stewed steak, beef casserole/lamb stew, minced beef and chicken in white sauce. 
Hot dogs
Ketchup and mayonnaise
Tinned vegetables
Washing capsules or liquid

And also in order of importance…….
Fruit juice (long-life)/fruit squash
Sauces for rice dishes: curry/Sweet & Sour
Tinned ravioli
Tinned macaroni cheese
Tinned meat for cold meals (eg ham, luncheon meat, corned beef)
Custard (tins or cartons, but not custard powder)
Rice pudding (tinned)
Coffee/hot chocolate
UHT milk


The foodbank has large stocks of baked beans, tinned tomatoes, tinned fruit, tinned soup, jam and honey.  Storage space is very limited, so instead of these items, contributions from the list above would be most welcome, if possible.

Many thanks for your support.
Yours sincerely,
Mrs H Roberts (Headteacher)