Inclusive Invitational Inspirational
We have an act of Collective Worship every day, to which every child within the school is invited to attend (whole school, key stage or in the classroom).
· All teaching and ideas are Christian and follow the teachings of the Bible, which are explored and made relevant to life today. All acts of worship have a Bible story or Bible passage as its focus.
· The Leader creates a welcoming and inviting atmosphere conducive to worship, by:
o Playing worship or quiet reflective music on arrival
o Displaying an image, quote or question to engage the children in the theme.
o The hall is set up with an ‘altar table’ as a focus for worship: Table cloth, (which is the correct colour for the liturgical calendar), cross and candles.
o We welcome the children by lighting the candle and by saying an Anglican liturgical greeting /prayer (The Lord be with you...)
· We ensure the children always have a role within the worship. This could be planned or spontaneous and engage children individually, in groups or as a whole congregation. We are creative and allow the children freedom and opportunities to be creative themselves within the worship experiences.
· Children are given opportunities to discuss, in talk partners, share their ideas/answers to posed wondering questions. (I wonder what respect means? What does it look like in our school?)
· Singing forms part of our daily Collective Worship.
· There is time for children to be still and silent to reflect and think about the key thoughts and or the Bible message.
· Children are given opportunity to pray, either personally (silently) or out loud as a group or on behalf of the other children.
· The children go out with a thought, verse, prayer or question to enable them to continue their thinking and spur them into action (when appropriate) following the worship session
· We close with an Anglican liturgical sending prayer (‘Go in peace to love and serve the Lord’) and extinguish the candles.
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