A key part of our school day is collective worship (assemblies). This is a time to come together to learn, reflect, pray and worship and as such, has a Christian character, but we are careful to ensure that it is always open and respectful of all faiths and worldviews. Each week, we cover a variety of themes and welcome visitors to lead us in our collective worship, providing a range of reflective, interactive and inspiring experiences.
We are fortunate to have a local Open The Book team who act out a Bible story for us each fortnight. These are always popular with the children, who take turns to join in with the acting and often refer to the stories in RE lessons, demonstrating how well the team build the children’s knowledge of Bible stories.
We share prayer times in collective worship and in class, sometimes led by an adult and sometimes by the children themselves as well as a Prayer Space where children can create their own prayers. Prayer is always invitational, without any compulsion to take part unless the child chooses to.