Pupils help Tanzanianschoolgirl they “adopted”

Date: Friday 9th October 2015
Pupils on the school council of Warcop Church of England Primary School who attended a harvest festival celebration at Musgrave Church, display a picture of Jenifa, a girl the school is supporting throughout the year through ActionAid.
Pupils on the school council of Warcop Church of England Primary School who attended a harvest festival celebration at Musgrave Church, display a picture of Jenifa, a girl the school is supporting throughout the year through ActionAid.

GLORIOUS sunshine greeted children and staff of Warcop Church of England School as they tumbled out of the buses on to Musgrave Church Field.

Parents and grandparents joined them for their day to “celebrate creation”, starting with the school’s harvest festival in St. Theobald’s Church.

Every class contributed a song, with instrumental accompaniments, vigorous actions and much enthusiasm.

The Rev. Janet Cox spoke to them about Jenifa, a girl in Tanzania, and how in her final year at primary school she was “adopted” by Warcop School some years ago and they communicate by Skype and support her financially to make school possible.

Mrs. Cox also talked with the children about her garden, her love of God’s creation and all the amazing plants and creatures great and small.

A nature trail in the field followed, organised by the older children.

It was great to see the younger children dashing about the beautiful field by the River Eden, with its ancient walnut, horse chestnuts and ash trees.

A lavish tea ended the day, the food and drink laid out in the recently restored Tithe Barn, with young and old enjoying being together in the sunshine.

More than £80 was collected for Jenifa.