At St George's CE Primary School we take part in a daily act of Collective Worship, as a whole school. We focus on a value each half term and consider how these might link to our core values of Kindness, Justice, Forgiveness, Empathy, Honesty and Respect.
While it is a Christian act of worship, we welcome children of Christian faith, other faiths and no faith to our worship and ensure it is planned to enable all children and staff to benefit without compromising their beliefs.
Collective worship in our school gives children and school staff the opportunity to:
- Engage in an act of community
- Express praise and thanksgiving to God
- Be still and reflect
- Explore the big questions of life and respond to national events
- Foster respect and deepen spiritual awareness
- Reflect on the character of God and on the teachings of Christ
- Affirm Christian values and attitudes
- Share each other's joys and challenges
- Celebrate special times in the Christian calendar
Our Collective Worships take many forms. Sometimes they are quiet and reflective; at other times they are loud and interactive. Many different activities help us to give thanks to God and to celebrate being part of our community.
We are incredibly fortunate that we have a weekly Collective Worship led by a member of our clergy team: Father Sam Gibson. He also leads us in many celebrations and events throughout the year, such as Harvest Festival, Christmas, Easter and an End of Year Thanksgiving.