OUR CHRISTIAN FAMILY
“Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or troubled, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 19
Here at Faith Primary School, the Gospel Values are at the heart of everything we do. Below are just some of the ways we celebrate being part of God’s family.
Children spend time every day taking part in Collective Worship. Children and staff are encouraged to participate fully with the importance put on creating a prayerful and reflective atmosphere to make this time special.
During daily worship, teachers may use a range of stimulus such as: song, music, candles, flowers, scripture, formal and informal prayers, poetry, books, posters, mime and silence. There is a balance between formal and informal prayer intentions and a time to allow for spontaneous worship and celebrations. Attitudes of praise, thanksgiving and contrition are developed.
This is a time for sharing joy, sorrow, news and events. It is a time for us to come together to celebrate and give thanks; to worship God, to reflect on personal belief, to encourage faith and to respond to and celebrate life. Silence is valued for both collective and personal communion with God.
As each class teacher knows their children personally, this experience is most meaningful; children and staff get a sense of belonging and fellowship. Children will also have the opportunity to lead these acts of worship. Children of other faiths are included in and encouraged to pray alongside us.
This form of Collective Worship is always adapted to the age and development stage of the pupils. Staff are most sensitive to the needs and concerns of the children in their care.