A SEA of blue, red and green filled Ely Cathedral as King’s Ely Acremont Pre-Prep, King’s Ely Junior and Fairstead House School and Nursery came together for a Harvest Festival Service to remember.
Children, staff and parents/carers from all three schools joined forces for the King’s Ely Family of Schools celebration yesterday (October 6th) morning.
The service was led by Canon James Garrard, Precentor at the Cathedral. Stephen Greenish, Teacher of Mathematics and Classics at King’s Ely Junior, spoke about the importance of supporting people in crisis in our communities through local foodbanks.
There were also readings by pupils, prayers, hymns, and wonderful singing by King’s Voices, King’s Ely Junior’s Year 5 and 6 Choir, and a mixed Choir of King’s Ely Junior and Fairstead House pupils.
Andrew Marshall, First Deputy Head at King’s Ely Junior, said: “Hearing King’s and Fairstead House singing together was a particular pleasure for me. There were a huge number of parents in attendance too, meaning that together there were over 700 of us focusing on the needs of others. The memory of the service will certainly sustain me over the next few weeks.”
Michael Radford, Head of Fairstead House, said: “It was wonderful for Fairstead House to join together with King’s Ely Acremont and King’s Ely Junior at Ely Cathedral in a celebration of song and in support of local foodbanks. It was a lovely service and a special moment for me was when Fairstead and King’s joined together to sing Babethandaza.”
Well done to all the children for their wonderful readings, enthusiastic singing and impeccable behaviour, and thank you parents and carers for all your support!