CHILDREN across Chard and Ilminster didn’t let Covid-19 restrictions stop them from celebrating harvest at the end of last month.

Chard School pupils put on a performance of their Harvest Festival poetry and songs to their bubbles as they celebrated the donations their families have provided for the Lord’s Larder, a foodbank in Chard.

Pupils performed songs including Big Red Combine Harvester, Harvest Rock and Roll and In My Trolley.

Headteacher Katie Hill said “Our thanks to everyone for their generous food donations which were welcomed at the Lord’s Larder in Chard this week. Our Harvest Festival brought some much needed Autumn cheer from our wonderful school community, well done everyone.”

Children at Greenfylde First School also marked harvest, celebrating with the community via Zoom.

Claire Oaten, headteacher, said: ‘When we initially came up with this idea we weren’t fully sure how it would work but through everyone coming up with ideas and working together, we found we could still share the thoughts, feelings and talents of our pupils to show our thankfulness for Harvest whilst still including all our parents and families.”

The school shared three harvest worships with more than 200 family groups joining the services.

The families have also been collecting for the Ilminster Food Bank.