The Start of Autumn and a New School Year

Written by The Acorn School

FRIDAY, 25TH SEPTEMBER – Throughout the week, the children have been bringing in fresh produce in honour of harvest time and the change in seasons. The sound of young voices singing Michaelmas songs has been heard drifting out into the corridors, and a general feeling of autumnal warmth has nestled into the corners of the school.

Our hall has once again undergone some refurbishment this summer, with a new floor being put in place to complement the bright look of the walls that were re-plastered the previous

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St. John’s Fire 2015

Written by The Acorn School

FRIDAY, 1ST MAY – This year’s St. John’s Fire was held in a field a short walk away from the school. Having finished the school day by 11am, this midsummer celebration was a lovely way to round off the morning and a busy week.

The bonfire was built by our Class 7&8 teacher, and members of his class were chosen to carry flaming torches that were carefully placed in the heart of the pyre. Before long, tall, long, orange flames flared up

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May Day Festival 2015

Written by The Acorn School

FRIDAY, 1ST MAY – This year, we were able to hold our May Day festival on May Day itself, which fell on a Friday. Despite the clouds veiling the sun from us that morning, we gathered in the playground to watch as the children took up the colourful ribbons of the waiting maypole.

Dressed in white shirts and floral dresses, and wearing beautiful garlands made of freshly-plucked wild flowers, our young ladies and gentlemen dutifully curtsied and bowed before setting off

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Michaelmas Harvest Festival 2014

Written by The Acorn School

The last Friday in September saw the Acorn community gather together in our freshly re-plastered halls to celebrate our annual Michaelmas Harvest Festival with songs and poems dedicated to Saint Michael, a symbol of strength and hope. Our families also brought in fresh fruit and vegetables in honour of harvest time, and these were arranged in the hall to form a beautiful autumnal cornucopia.

Following an assembly, where classes recited their poems and everyone joined in with singing our traditional Michaelmas songs,

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