children in Ethiopia do their homework by light of solar lamp

Harvest school resources

Use our Harvest toolkit to plan and celebrate Harvest in your school.

Our Harvest resources introduce pupils to Aster’s daughter Agar, 11, who lives in Ethiopia. 

Agar (above left) used to rely on firewood and kerosene lamps to do her homework in the evenings. But the dirty fuels filled her house with smoke, which hurt her eyes, so she gave up studying and dropped out of school.

Our partner helped Agar's family gain access to a solar lamp so she can now study safely.

By listening to Agar’s story, pupils can learn that wherever we live, we are all global neighbours. We can stand together to transform our world.

Harvest toolkit

This includes a slideshow, assembly material, collective worship ideas, and a plan for a cross-curricular Harvest themed day.

aster Argo and her children inside their home in Ethiopia

Agar and her family no longer have to rely on dirty fuels to light their home.

Now we can do our homework at any time and there is no problem with our eyes. I want to be a maths teacher


Use this to introduce your pupils to Agar in Ethiopia - whose family is using solar power for the good of their health and the climate.

A slideshow to accompany the Harvest assembly.

A few ideas to explore during whole school or class collective worship – including sunflower templates to cut out and colour in!