Turnip brings smiles of fun

Hindley Junior and Infant School pupils who celebrated this year's harvest by acting out the story of 'The Enormous Turnip'
Hindley Junior and Infant School pupils who celebrated this year's harvest by acting out the story of 'The Enormous Turnip'

CHILDREN at Hindley Junior and Infant School delivered an international message as part of a Harvest Festival production.

Nine children, of all ages, performed the story of The Enormous Turnip to proud parents, fellow students as well as the residents of Egerton House old people’s home, in a bid to raise awareness of poverty.

The performance told the story of a lucky farmer who grows a huge vegetable but that other farmers all over the world are not as lucky and their crops fail because of floods or drought.

Susan Royle, year four teacher, said: “Instead of bringing fruit or vegetables to celebrate harvest this year the pupils gathered items to pack into shoe boxes to help children around the world where life isn’t easy.”

The whole school got involved in the performance and all helped contribute to it.

Mrs Royle added: “Everybody really enjoyed the performance especially the residents of Egerton Court, they loved the performance and always enjoy coming to watch the things we put on.

“They particularly like when the children sing, their faces light up.”