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Collective Worship

Collective Worship

As a Church of England School, collective worship is carried out in accordance with the Instruments of Government of the school. It is Christian in content and encourages worship of God. Collective worship allow time for guidance, positive thought and development on spiritual, moral, social and emotional issue. It often allows an opportunity for quiet reflection an exploration of self.

 

There is a daily act of worship involving the whole school, key stages or class groups led by a member of staff or a visitor to the school. These worship times have a theme and may include stories, songs or hymns, prayers plus a time of reflection. The stained glass window in the school hall was created by pupils at the school and is a spectacular focal point for worship. We follow the Christian calendar and celebrate special days throughout the year. Parents and the community are warmly invited to share these special services.

 

Parents have the right to withdraw their child from Collective Worship if their own religious beliefs make this necessary. If you wish to withdraw your child please contact the Headteacher.

 

We actively encourage all children to take part in worship. All classes try to visit Shouldham or Fincham church at least once a year. Our pupils frequently provide resources for these churches and staff write articles for their magazines. During the church year, each class is responsible for leading an assembly and we welcome parents to share with us.

 

In school, there is much to thank God for, much to praise, much to hope and aspire to and also much to celebrate.

 

Our school premises are regularly used for MESSY CHURCH services for children and these events are published in school.

 

Services at our local church:-All Saints' Shouldham: 9:30am on the first and third Sundays of the month. On the first it's Morning Prayer and on the third it's a said service of Holy Communion.

 

You can link to the Diocese of Ely website by clicking here.

 

This photograph was taken at our Harvest Festival at Shouldham Church.

 

We welcomed Rev'd Ken to our 2016 school Easter service. Every class prepared part of our worship.

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Every child in the school had the opportunity to reflect at the STATIONS OF THE CROSS for Easter 2016.

 

Look at our amazing artwork and thought provoking questions.

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