Collective Worship is an integral part to children’s learning, celebrating God’s presence in their lives and giving loving response in word and action. Children are fully involved in planning and delivering Whole School, Key Stage and Class Liturgies.
Teachers in school seek to empower children to lead Collective Worship in class. Teachers lead and model good practice and also give children the opportunity to participate, take ownership of their learning and develop their own relationship with God. Teachers give children a real voice in planning, leading and evaluating worship.
The Chaplaincy Team
The Chaplaincy team play a vital role in the Spiritual life of the school. They perform many duties throughout the year including, holding collective worships and liturgies, leading prayer and assisting in school masses.
All pupils from Reception to Year 6 are welcome to join in.
The Liturgy Council
The Liturgy Council make sure that each holy table reflects the liturgical year. They recently visited the parish to share lenten soup and raise funds for CAFOD.
‘Mini Vinnies’ is a St Vincent de Paul Group in a Primary School. Faith in Action is the core of being a Mini Vinnie. It is a group of young people aged 7-11 who get together, organise and talk about helping others in need within their school community and beyond. What makes Mini Vinnies such a valuable experience for the children who are part of it, is the change it makes in school communities.
In the run up to the Middlesbrough Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, the Mini Vinnie’s make prayer cards for the sick pilgrims. These cards will be left in the hospital each day to encourage and support the sick pilgrims. Miss Gallagher takes the school prayer journal which she will take to the Grotto and offer as a petition.
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Each class has a Sacred Space, a special place where the children can go to pray or just sit and think quietly. The display and the items around the table have been chosen to help the children feel closer to God.
The School Chapel
The School Chapel is the centre of Collective Worship for the school. Year 6
Prayer Leaders use the Chapel to lead Liturgies at break time.
The Senior Leadership Team and all teachers lead Key Stage One/EYFS and Key Stage Two Liturgies each Monday. Each class has their own Liturgy which is progressively lead by the children.