The whole school joined together in a live and virtual harvest festival. Mr Piercy and Mr Swann led proceedings from the chapel with the help of the Chapel Choir and staff singers, who together sang the anthem “For the Beauty of the Earth’ by John Rutter. The Head Boy and Deputy Head Boys read from the lectern and poems and prayers were pre recorded by the Pre Prep and Junior Schools. All boys in the school sang their two favourite harvest hymns as a virtual choir, Big Red Combine Harvester and Cauliflowers Fluffy, and a first for us was The New Beacon Virtual Orchestra performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with the most eclectic range of instruments, including harps, many egg shakers, ukuleles and an oud! 187 New Beacon families joined us remotely, and all boys in the school watched proceedings from screens. It was a wonderful, joyful celebration involving the whole community.