Worship forms a central part of our school day and is highly valued by children, parents and staff. It is seen as a special time in that it is an opportunity to pray together, or reflect on the things we consider to be important.
A daily, shared act of worship, in the Christian tradition, is led by children, teachers, a member of the clergy or guest presenters. We use a range of presentation styles so everyone is able to participate. All acts of worship have an underlying Christian theme although their focus may be about world events or social dilemmas. Bible stories are sometimes told, as are stories from other religions and cultures.
The Genesis Group is a group of children from across the school who take a lead role in delivering acts of collective worship. They choose the greeting, sending, hymns and prayers as well as preparing the worship table with a cloth, candles and a cross. Each term, the Genesis Group plan and deliver worship based on a theme of their own choosing.
Parents are welcome to worship on Fridays which is also a time to celebrate our children’s achievements. Every term, one of our classes plans and delivers a class worship, linked to a major Christian celebration or tradition. Parents and members of the local church community are also welcome to join us for these.
During major Christian Festivals and other special school occasions, we worship together in St Michael and All Angels Church in the village. Family and friends are always encouraged to share such occasions.
Roots and Fruits is what we base our Christian collective worship on. It is rooted in Bible teaching and twelve Christian values represent the fruit that grows as the teaching is lived out in every day life. Each term focuses on one value (theme) which links with the season of the Church year.
Children have positive attitudes to learning.