From seed to soup to Samhain!
Samhain has been celebrated in Britain for centuries and has its origin in pagan Celtic traditions. It was the time of year when the veils between this world and the Otherworld were believed to be at their thinnest and when spirits of relatives and friends could make contact. It is also celebrated as Halloween. The children harvested the pumpkins that they had grown from seed to carve into beautiful lanterns. They then made soup in the school kitchen using the pumpkin, onion, potatoes and garlic from their organic garden. They picked the last of the apples and made a crumble. Everyone shared the feast together one evening and laid two extra places and invited people or pets who are no longer in their lives to come along too.
The evening ended with a fire and marshmellows! a great end to a fabulous half term.