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Living Difference VI

Collective Worship at St. Mary's

We aim that the collective worship at St. Mary's reflects the Christian foundation of the school and:

  • teaches us that we can be inspired to be ‘lights’, inspired by Jesus’ declaration: ‘I am the light of the world’ John 8:12
  • enables and equips us to be ‘givers of light’ to others, living our values and vision in everyday life
  • gives opportunities for us to gather together as a school family “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them” Matthew 18:20
  • provides an occasion to praise and glorify God
  • cultivates respect of others, as individuals, made in the image of God
  • develops an appreciation of every individual’s worth and value to God and their community
  • fosters feelings of awe and wonder
  • enriches the spiritual awareness of each individual
  • equips children with an appropriate ‘worship and prayer vocabulary’

Legal Framework

 

At St. Mary's we recognise the need to ensure that there is a daily act of collective worship for all pupils (in line with the requirements of the Education Reform Act 1988) and a timetable for daily collective worship has been agreed. The daily act of collective worship takes into account the age aptitude and background of pupils.

 

Thought for the week (TFTW)

 

Our pupils are exposed to a BIG PICTURE thinking question or quotation that we use as the inspiration for our weekly collective worship activities. The TFTW helps all children to think beyond the classroom learning - with deep philosophical quotations to inspire. 

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