The annual Harvest Week, which has been taking place for decades, saw Junior School children collecting essential items including dried pasta, tins of soup and canned vegetables and toiletries including toilet paper, toothpaste and shampoo from their homes, neighbours and friends to donate to three chosen charities.
The carefully packaged and cheerfully wrapped Harvest Week boxes were donated to the Salvation Army’s William Hunter House, a short term housing support service for adults experiencing homelessness in Glasgow, Focal Point Care Centre in Drumchapel which provides day care for older people and East Dunbartonshire Foodbank, a vital service helping local people in crisis.
The importance of community is very much at the heart of the High School which is focused on four values: People Centred, Ambitious, Innovative and Community. The importance of community is central, both the diverse and close-knit school community. The High School supports a number of important local, national and international causes in a variety of ways with the Junior School Harvest Week food and essential items donation a key pillar of this. In the Senior School, the four Houses raise money for a chosen charity each year, raising substantial funds for a number of causes.
Heather Fuller, Head Teacher of the Junior School, said: “It is always heartening to see how much our Junior School pupils and families care for those in the local community, they have done brilliantly to gather so many boxes of essential items to give to such worthwhile causes.
“At such a difficult time for so many, we hope that the harvest boxes will provide some much needed staples and make the dark winter months a little brighter.”
Junior School staff and pupils are gearing up to welcome guests to the school on Saturday 12 November when it hosts its annual open event. To attend, simply register at highschoolofglasgow.co.uk/admissions/register