As a Church of England school our daily act of Collective Worship is a special time that brings together members of the school community.
At Clehonger C of E Primary School, Collective Worship takes place daily and is an important part of our school day. We follow the church calendar and with our monthly values, base the theme of our collective worships on these.
We display the appropriate coloured cloth in line with the time of year within the church calendar on our school worship table. At the beginning of an act of worship, we light a candle and one of the children opens the worship as we make reference to the holy trinity.
We use a range of materials to support our collective worship, with some links added below.
We aim for collective worship to be creative and leaders plan to use story, drama, poetry, illustrations and song. Each time of collective worship begins with the lighting of our three candles which represent the trinity and a time of prayer. The Lord’s Prayer is also said. We encourage a range of worship leaders including teachers, pupils and external visitors. Our worship is further enhanced by visits from our local reverend, Rev. Cate as well as our Chair of Governors, Ms Lunn. Groups of children are encouraged to prepare and lead worship based on one of our themes. These opportunities allow them to gain valuable leadership experience and extend their ability to think and reflect on a wide range of global issues.
Daily collective worship offers a time of reflection and prayer where children and adults are able to respond as they wish and are prompted to consider how worship impacts their lives. Whole school and class worship spaces provide quiet areas for children and staff to reflect and talk to God.