It is a statutory requirement for all church schools to hold a daily act of Collective Worship. This is a good opportunity for us to meet and take time to think and reflect. Our Collective Worship may take a range of forms such as celebrating success, welcoming members of the clergy or sharing work with others. We focus on a different Christian Value each term. Once a year, each class leads an act of worship and parents are invited to share this special time with us. Our Worship Council also leads Collective Worship during the year.
Through Collective Worship, we aim to give the children opportunities to:
- Recognise the place a Christian faith has in the lives of people
- Develop a sense of awe, wonder, curiosity and mystery
- Understand the difference between right and wrong and the consequences of their actions for themselves and for others
- Be creative, questioning and imaginative within a broad Christian framework that recognises the importance of experience, personal values and respect for the beliefs of others
- Recognise, respect and celebrate cultural diversity
Open The Book
Members of the local church community come in every fortnight to lead worship.
Rocktopus rocked the school when they visited both school sites. Armed only with an electric guitar, drum kit, microphones and some clever recording equipment they worked with all the classes to write, produce and record songs. They were amazing days and everyone enjoyed sharing the songs they had helped to write at the end of the day.
Disability Awareness Day
On Monday 11th November we had a visit from john McCorkell who led the children in a disability awareness day.
John led assemblies at both school sites, where he talked about his own disability and the things he has got to help him live his life. He then showed the children lots of famous disabled people and talked about their amazing achievements.
John then led workshops with each year group, where the children got to experience what it would be like to have to use a wheelchair or what it would be like to be blind.
It was an inspirational day which the children enjoyed and then reflected on their own gifts from God.