Collective Worship should aim to provide the opportunity for pupils to:
- Worship, and grow in the knowledge and love of God
- Consider spiritual, moral and social matters
- Consider and explore their own beliefs
- Participate and respond especially in prayer
- Develop a loving community spirit, promoting a common ethos of shared Christian values and reinforcing positive attitudes
Collective Worship and Assembly
Collective Worship and Assembly are different and distinct. Collective Worship occurs daily, placing the day into God’s hands, and sustaining the children and staff spiritually. Assembly celebrates/rewards achievements, and notices are given out. The whole School meets together on a Monday morning, but worship and prayer are not limited to daily acts of worship. Opportunity is taken to pray and reflect collectively throughout the day, especially before lunch and at the end of the afternoon session. Each class has an interactive reflection area in their classroom which reflects their current RE theme.
Our daily act of Collective Worship is within an Anglican ethos and tradition. It carries a broadly Anglican message, in accordance with our Mission Statement and conforms to Blackburn Diocesan Policy. It takes place in various areas around school - the school conservatory, in the plantation, classrooms -all environments which encourage worship, prayer and reflection.
Care is taken to provide:
- A suitable focal point, visual or musical, which emphasises that it is time for worship
- A coloured runner on the altar which reflects the current Church season
- Candles that represent the Holy Trinity
- Music which is played before and after worship
- Where possible an appropriate Powerpoint prepared by staff or pupils