Collective worship is very important in the life of our school. It is time for worship, celebration, prayer, stillness and reflection; it is an opportunity, without compulsion, for all pupils and adults to grow spiritually, rejoicing in what makes each of us and our school special. It is a time for contemplation and for seeking to understand our roles and responsibilities in the school community. It is a time for praising God, for asking for His help and inviting Him to be active in the life of our school.
Our Spirituality Champions
Each class from Year 1 -6 has two Spirituality Champions. These are children who not only display our Christian Values but demonstrate and articulate a sense of ‘spirituality’. They are chosen at the end of one academic year by their class teachers ready to serve within their new class the following September.
The Spirituality Champions are fundamental to driving development within worship. They meet formally half termly with the Worship Leader to share ideas, plan for services, write whole school prayers and reflect on things they would like to see developed. They initiate ideas for the reflection area and help to maintain it on a weekly basis. They take it in turns to be ‘alter servers’ a role which includes bringing the alter into the worship area (hall), preparing it with coloured cloths for times and seasons in the church calendar, lighting and blowing out candles to signify the beginning and end of worship and leading prayers.