First Federation Trust
Collective Worship is a time when the school community comes together to learn, reflect and be still. It is invitational, inspiring and inclusive of those of all faiths and none. Each act of worship is opened by the children and the candle is lit. Over the course of the week, the children take part in the following assemblies:
Revered Sarah Godfrey from the Golden Cap group of churches, delivers worship and develops the Christian vision, values and ethos of the school with interactive and inspiration assemblies.
The Head of School delivers assemblies that develop wider Christian values which represent the fruit that grows as the teaching is lived out in every day life. The children learn, reflect and respond in these acts of worship.
The act of worship reflects current topical events such as World Book Day, Mental Health Day etc.
Two members of the parish deliver Open the Book. Children from across the school learn their lines and act out a story from the Bible with extra insight from the parishioners.
This is a celebration of two children in each class who have shown one of our Christian values and/or learning behaviours consistently over the week. It is also a time when children who have filled their merit charts (linked to our values and learning behaviours) get a certificate. If children have taken part in something out of school, the children are also presented with their certificate or trophy.
At the end of the act of worship the children reflect on what we have learnt and how we can use the teachings in our everyday life. This is followed by an invitational prayer.
Each Remembrance Day the children walk down to the cenotaph in the village and leave wreaths and say prayers. Members of the parish join us in our messages of gratitude and peace.