Collective Worship Team
The “Collective Worship Team” was founded in 2018. Our main purpose is to develop further our collective worship times in school and to create some reflective areas within the school grounds.
The Collective Worship Team 2023:
We welcome our new class representatives to the team...
Year 6 -Monty
Year 5- Mya
Year 4- Izzy
Year 3- Lola
Year 2- Frank
Year 1- Finn
The team enjoyed getting more involved in our collective worship assemblies, often helping with Bible readings, prayers, drama and many creative games and activities. The older members of our team also led our technical support and the setting up of the hall for assembly. They proved to be a very enthusiastic team this year and were great ambassadors for our collective worship throughout the year.
The team is led by Mrs Williams.
It was lovely to be able to be back to meeting in person again this year. In the Autumn term we had two meetings together. We were delighted to have Ben Philips come and join us for one of these where we explored the Christian roots of our school vision and listened to Ben explain about how widely the image of a tree is used in the Bible. We have enjoyed becoming more actively involved with assemblies this year, including helping with the bible readings, technical support and setting up the hall. Our Prayer wall has seen displays on the themes of remembrance, advent, Lent and Crosses around the World.
During the first half term we looked at the features of Collective Worship at our school and spent a few weeks monitoring the assemblies to get an idea of what was being covered in each one across the week.
At our first meeting of the year we thought about our main purposes as a team and shared our ideas enthusiastically! We decided that the Prayer wall needs some refreshing and decided that we would like to create something around the remembrance day theme after the half term holiday. We created a giant poppy and invited everyone to add a poppy as a symbol of remembrance. KS2 also joined Ben at the War Memorial for a short service. At the start of December we changed the prayer board to an advent theme.
We have put together a Bible story bag, including many of our favourite bible stories. We will bring them outside each lunchtime for those who want to enjoy a good read. Please come and have a read!
We were thrilled at how well the school community used the Prayer Wall last term. We have now cleared space for new prayers to be added this term. The CW team are now turning their attention to creating some reflective areas outside in our school grounds. We have some ambitious ideas that can be part of our long term project to improve our school grounds. But we have started with something a little more achievable.
In our second meeting this term, we gave our feedback from our monitoring of the assemblies this term. The teachers will be relieved to hear that much of it was positive! We then helped Mrs Williams to finish setting up our new Prayer Wall in the school hall. This is a space in which all are invited to post their own prayers and read the prayers of others in our community. Come and have a look!
We have identified the common features that each of our assemblies should aim to include each week and discussed the role that each part plays. Miss Roberts has asked for our help in monitoring how well we are covering and including each feature throughout our different assemblies during the week. So we will be monitoring the assemblies for a while to see how well we are doing!
At our first meeting we joined in the school discussion of developing a definition of spirituality for our school. Not an easy thing to do! We looked at how the images of the window, mirror and door can help us to articulate our reflections and thoughts better.
At our next meeting we will be looking at how we can play a part in continuing to develop our times of collective worship as a school.