“Sing to the Lord, all the world! Worship the Lord with joy; come before him with happy songs!”
Psalm 100:1 - 2
Our daily act of Collective Worship is the heartbeat of the school and can be transformational for all involved. It connects us all at the start of each day. It strengthens and supports the Christian identity of our school and reaffirms our vision and associated values of Love, Courage, Forgiveness, Thankfulness. It is inclusive and open to all, those with Christian faith, other faith or none. We come together as a community to enjoy a time of peace, wonderment and contemplation and where the input of everyone is valued. We use a variety of sung worship, prayer, drama, storytelling, videos and liturgy and everyone is encouraged to reflect on the teachings of the Bible and on big questions about why things happen, what it means to be human and the role God plays in everything.
Collective Worship is led by a number of staff and pupils and takes place via Teams on a daily basis. Once a week, on Fridays, we get together as a whole school group. We would love to come together every day as a full school, as we did in the past, but we are currently restricted from doing so as we await the addition of a fourth classroom – as of September 2022 we are using our school hall as a classroom. Reverend Robb comes into school every Thursday to deliver Collective Worship and we love to try and answer all his thought provoking questions!
Our Friday Worship is when families can join us in St. Leonard’s Church, which is only a few minutes walk from school and we are always delighted when people in the village come in and join us too!