Reaping the rewards
Last week TSIMS welcomed Cath, from the Open Door Charity to The Grange. The students learnt about the plight of the homeless people in Taunton. They discovered how their individual donations would be used to help and support these people in helping them to lead happier and more fulfilling lives. The students bought various foods and presented their harvest gifts at the altar of the church in Kingston St Mary, where we celebrated the Harvest Festival with residents of the village.
Many of our students also contributed to the service. As the congregation arrived, Ksusha played the piano, a number of students read a selection of prayers and messages about the harvest and Steven played the violin, enhancing a reflective moment in the proceedings. The sermon highlighted the importance of giving and sharing to those less fortunate than ourselves. The service fully embraced TSIMS as part of the Kingston St Mary community.
Following the church service on Sunday, a group of very well behaved students were treated to a visit to Cribbs Causeway in Bristol. Whilst experiencing the joys of the local shopping mall, they enjoyed spending time with their new international friends. Following the trip, Alejandro, from Spain added “The shopping centre was full of lots of nice people and shops. The people working in the shops were very polite and helpful. Thanks to Mrs Mawson for this little but great trip."