Collective Worship takes place daily in many forms and contributes significantly towards our children’s spiritual development. We understand that time for reflection during Collective Worship and at other times during the day is an essential part of developing our children’s spiritual, moral, social, and cultural (SMSC) awareness.
Throughout COVID-19 restrictions our school has provided high quality virtual Collective Worship. It has been of the upmost importance that Collective Worship, which is such an integral part of the school day, has been maintained and shared with all. This has included children and staff in school in their ‘bubbles’, those children and staff at home ‘self-isolating’ and through our website for the wider community. The way in which virtual Collective Worship has been planned and created, along with the delivery in the classroom has ensured that children and staff continue to have ‘time to breathe’ and reflect.
Our Collective Worship Council hold an important role in our school. Made up from a child in each year group throughout the school their main aims are:
As a Collective Worship Councillor the children may be required to assist in planning assemblies, taking part in church services, teaching other children in their class about Christian topics, creating drama sketches on Bible stories, demonstrating values and writing prayers. They will also be required to attend meetings with other Collective Worship Councillors to discuss Collective Worship and how they can make them even more exciting.
All of our councillors have very important jobs that are specifically linked to our Collective Worship
Some of their jobs include;
Below you will find a range of minutes and newsletters documenting some of the activities carried out by the Collective Worship Council.
Our Collective Worship Council keep a record of reflections from adults and children which are recorded during and following all collective worships and some RE lessons. These are recorded on our school Padlets which you can be seen below.
Whilst our children are at home and accessing their remote learning, we are providing all children with a daily collective worship using our online learning platform Seesaw. Using this platform children are able to access the collective worship at any point throughout the day and can record their thoughts and reflections for the teacher to see. Here are some of our recent Collective Worship videos.
Inspire+ and Sam Ruddock
Perseverance by Mrs Simpson
How to catch a star
Good to be me
Welcome back from Mrs Moore
As we could not visit Abbey Church for our annual Christmas service, we have created a virtual Christmas service involving Father Chris and children from both Bourne Abbey and Bourne Elsea Park. The children had great fun putting it all together and it has been shared in our classrooms this week. We hope you enjoy.
Leigh and Pastor Nick share their Advent 1 collective worship
Leigh and Pastor Nick share their Advent 2 collective worship
Rev’d Neil shared his virtual collective worship about Advent and Hope
Rev’d Neil shared his virtual collective worship about Advent and Love
Mrs Buttress shared her virtual collective worship this week to mark the lighting of the second Advent candle, the candle of Peace.
To mark the beginning of Advent, Miss Campbell shared her virtual collective worship with the classes.
Today Mr Gombault shared his virtual Collective Worship to mark St. Andrew’s Day
Mrs Moore shares the story Cuddly Duddly for her virtual Collective Worship this week.
Thank you to Leigh Smith from Bourne Baptist Church for sharing her virtual Collective Worship about Friendship.
Mrs Buttress shares her virtual collective worship to mark Armistice Day
Inter Faith Week- a Collective Worship by Mrs Donington
Mrs Moore shares her virtual collective worship all about keeping safe during bonfire night.
Rev’d Neil at Colsterworth has been kind enough to share his collective worship this week on Respect.
Mrs Buttress- We are all superheroes!
Mrs Moore shares the story ‘Giraffes can’t dance’ in her collective worship this week.
Rev’d Neil Griffiths from Colsterworth generously shared his Collective Worship all about Peace, focusing on the arrival of the Holy Spirit on Jesus at his baptism.
Take a look at this year’s virtual Harvest Festival
Mrs Buttress shares her Collective Worship all about worries.
Miss Seymour- Agents of Change.
What makes us special?
Mrs Donington shares a story from the Bible: Luke Chapter 2 verse 41
Our Virtual Collective Worship introducing the Christian Value this term- Creation
Mrs Moore, Mrs Buttress and Mrs Orme were delighted to welcome all our children back into school and share their precious ‘Treasure Box’ memories of the summer. The children watched the video in their classrooms with their teachers and shared their own special moments and memories too.
During the lockdown period we strived to offer Collective Worship for children and families at home and in school bubbles. These videos ca be found below: