We believe at this school that collective worship both supports and strengthens what we aim to do in every aspect of school life. Our caring ethos, and the value which we place on the development of the whole child; spiritually, morally, socially, culturally and intellectually is reflected in our worship. We value this special time in the school day for the space it gives children to develop a reflective approach to life and the ability to express their reflections in traditionally religious ways or any other appropriate manner.
Through our collective worship we aim to provide a caring and supporting environment for children to:
- Become increasingly aware of themselves as individuals and groups within the school and wider community
- Grow in understanding of the feelings of other people in every day situations and beliefs
- Explore the language which people use to express their feelings
- Deepen their sense of wonder about the world around them
- Grow in confidence when making a presentation to the group or whole school
- Respond freely to religious and/or spiritual stimulus
- Acknowledge diversity and affirm each person’s life stance, whether it be religious or not
Collective Worship is led by the Headteacher, members of the Senior Leadership Team, class teachers, ministers from Clubhouse and All Souls Church, and other guest speakers throughout the year.
Worship both reflects and nurtures the ethos of the whole school. It encompasses all aspects of school life and all areas of the curriculum so that every member of staff and every pupil may feel involved. In particular school worship here develops the feeling of belonging to a community which is essential for personal development and spiritual growth.
upcoming SPECIAL COLLECTIVE WORSHIPS:
Harvest Festival is on Friday 13th October 2017 at 10am at Clubhouse.
Our Remembrance Service will be held on Friday 10th November at 10:30am in the Middle Hall.
RECENT SPECIAL COLLECTIVE WORSHIPS:
We were so lucky to have John from Barnabas in School visit us in July for a whole day learning about, "
WHO AM I?"
John kick-started the day with one of the most energetic solo-performances we've ever seen!
On this Barnabas RE Day we enjoyed:
- the way God has made each of us different, with our own unique strengths.
- the need to value the strengths of other people too.
- Jesus’ stories about the way God values each individual person and loves him or her just as they are.
- biblical teaching about the way we can live together with all our differences.
EYFS and KS1 focused on the worth of people as individuals and within community.
KS2 looked at the key teaching ideas of working together as a team, people having different aptitudes, strengths and weaknesses, sharing and interdependence. A key focus was the Christian community finding its identity in the body of Christ.
previous SPECIAL COLLECTIVE WORSHIPS in 2016/17:
We held our first Pentecost Service at school on Friday 26th May 2017. We all came together to hear the Collective Worship Junior Leaders retell the story of Pentecost. All the children made different things which represent the Holy Spirit: doves, fire sticks, wind streamers, stained glass windows, etc. It was an exhilarating experience where we felt the power of the Holy Spirit.
We had our Easter Service at our church, All Souls Langham Place.
The children presented on the journey to and from Easter.
Click here for the booklet.
Thank you to all those who attended our Candlelit Carol Service at
All Souls Church, Langham Place on Wednesday 21st December 2016.
It was a wonderful end to a fantastic term.
On Friday 16th December EYFS presented 'A Miracle in Town'.
It was absolutely amazing, especially considering how young our performers are!
Well done to all the children!
On Monday 19th December and Tuesday 20th December
KS2 presented 'The Advent Wreath' immediately followed by KS1's performance of 'A Midwife Crisis'.
Both were fantastic and the children really brought home what Christmas is all about.
Through your donations on entrance to the Christmas performances we were able to raise a brilliant £200!
This has been given to the club for the Elderly at Clubhouse and was very gratefully received.
HARVEST FESTIVAL WAS ON FRIDAY 14TH OCTOBER AT CLUBHOUSE AND WAS A HUGE SUCCESS.
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS - FOOD, SINGING, PRESENTING AND CONGREGATION.