Harvest collection for local food bank

As part of Headington’s Year of Community, form groups across the School were challenged with designing and creating harvest boxes for food collection on behalf of Oxford’s Community Emergency Foodbank, Oxford CEF.

As well as providing hundreds of items of food and toiletries for families and individuals in need, the task also encouraged qualities such as collaboration, teamwork and healthy competition between form groups.

The final results were fantastic as girls created a variety of harvest box designs including a giant corn on the cob, a working windmill, a Minecraft-style pig, a hive, an oversized pumpkin and a Chris Hemsworth tractor. To encourage staff engagement in supporting the local community, for the first time a separate staff collection was also held.

Mr David Cunningham, Head of Charities and Communities, said: “I’d like to thank everyone so much for this amazing collection. Their effort and enthusiasm is very evident when you walk through the Hall.

“Overall, this is a wonderful donation that will help support the most vulnerable in our local community.”

Find out more about Oxford CEF and how to support the charity