Collective Worship

Jesus said “I have come so that you might have life – life in all its fullness.”

(St John’s gospel Chapter 10, verse 10)

Organisation

As a Church of England school we will provide a daily act of collective worship which is based on Christian principles. Acts of Collective Worship abilities and backgrounds of all pupils and allow those pupils from non-Christian families to join in. In order to achieve this there will be:

  • A christian value – these are discussed and planned for each half term. 
  • A reading or story – these may be from the Bible or other cultures and may be read or told by a child, teacher, visitor or member of the All Saints Church.
  • A hymn or song – with a link to reflection or Christian principles.
  • A prayer or blessing – these may also be taken by any of the above named people and may be written/said by children.
  • A time of quiet reflection – image, Biblical quotes or questions on the whiteboard for pupils to think about/Prayer Space Week.
  • The Lord’s Prayer – this will feature regularly in worship.
  • Appropriate music – children and staff will be encouraged to listen carefully to appreciate the gift and talents of the composers, musicians and singers. 

Collective Worship Timetable 

Monday: Whole school extra-curricular celebration themed worship, led by Mrs White.

Tuesday: Whole school Christian worship, led by Gemma and Jenny.

Wednesday:  Class outdoor Collective Worship, led by class teacher.

Thursday: Whole school singing themed worship, led by Mr Dickson.

Friday: Whole school learning celebration themed worship, led by Mrs White.

Prayer Space

Every year Reverend Jenny Edmans coordinates a fantastic Prayer Space week at Brill School.  One of our rooms is transformed into a calm, tranquil and reflective space where all our pupils take part in reflective and thought provoking activities. There is a huge amount of community and church support, a variety of people come in during this week to lead and support our pupils in these enriched activities that develop and provoke the children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding and learning.  Our community are involved and invited to come in towards the end of the week too. 

The experience and positive impact our pupils gain from this week is incredible.  The theme this year has focused on creation and our local environment.  I have heard nothing but positive feedback from parents, staff and pupils which shows the impact it has had on the School.  Thank you to those parents that did pop in to experience this wonderful space filled with opportunity for reflection and thought provoking questions and tasks.

Below are a few quotes from pupils who have commented on their experience in Prayer Space.

Parents who do not wish their children to take part in Collective Worship have the right to withdraw them in line with the DfE requirements and need to inform the Headteacher.  The school will provide supervision for such pupils.

My favourite part was the tranquil bubble tube which sat surrounded by comfy cushions.  The happy colours of the tube helped you to relax and think about things that we are thankful for.

Year 6 pupil

The Prayer Space is a lovely relaxing place where you can think, question and pray to God at the same time.

Year 4 pupil

I loved making the bees because you could think about how they look after God’s world.

Year 5 pupil
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