COLLECTIVE WORSHIP AT COLWICH CE PRIMARY SCHOOL
Collective worship is central to the life of Colwich CE Primary School. We believe worship to be a special act or occasion whose purpose is to show reverence to God. Collective worship involves all members of the school community coming together as a class, key stage or whole school and celebrating our Christian values, vision and ethos. All participants reflect upon their contribution to the spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development of our school community.
In line with the 1988 Education Reform Act, which states that collective worship should be ‘wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian character’, our collective worship is generally based on the teachings of Christ and traditions of the Christian Church. However, we conduct our acts of worship in a manner that is sensitive to the individual faith and beliefs of all members of the school community.
While the majority of acts of worship in our school are Christian, we also reflect other religious traditions that are represented in the school and the wider community.
We hold a daily act of worship in our school.
|Monday||Class||15:00 – 15.15||Classroom|
|Tuesday||Key Stage||13:05 – 13.20||School Hall|
|15:00 – 15.15||School Hall|
|Wednesday||Whole School||15:00 – 15.15||School Hall|
|Thursday||Whole School||15:00 – 15.15||School Hall|
|Friday||Whole School||10:30 – 10.55||School Hall|
The headteacher and other members of staff lead whole school, class and key stage acts of worship. Reverend Davys and members of the church team lead the Friday act of worship for the school.
In addition, the school worships in Church at Harvest, Advent, Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Founders’ day (Charlotte Sparrow Day), and on other occasions linked to our school’s agenda.
Holy Communion is celebrated in church/school hall half-termly by Key Stage 2 pupils, whilst Key Stage 1 pupils participate in ‘Prayer and Praise’. Each week (on a rota) one Key Stage 2 class attends the Morning Prayer service in church.
Parents are invited to share class assemblies, all Friday and Morning Prayer worship times, as well as special services in school or in church. Parents are encouraged to attend as this promotes the community spirit of the school, and is a practical demonstration of the way home and school work together to support our children. Governors regularly attend our acts of worship or special services, and are always welcome.
“The Worship Team is made up of children from Year 5 and Year 6, who are responsible for helping out, and sometimes leading collective worship. This includes setting up for worship, greeting everyone at the start of worship, reading prayers, choosing hymns and music, and operating the projector of the screen and the music player. We also assist Mr Davys during Holy Communion (by preparing the table, breaking up the bread and reading from the Bible), and sometimes we have to perform plays, or deliver readings that the worship leader has organised before Worship. Another part of the job is helping in services outside the school in the Church -like Harvest, Christmas, Christingle and Easter. We also do work to prepare for Church or School services- like creating props or displays.”
School Worship Team