Bourne Abbey Church of England Primary Academy

Striving For Excellence, Caring For All In a Loving And Caring Christian Environment.

        Collective Worship

        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.

        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:

        • To play an active role in planning, leading and evaluating Collective Worship.
        • To support the development of Bourne Abbey as a Church School.

        Collective Worship Council

        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;

        • keeping the reflection area tidy
        • writing prayers for Collective Worship
        • demonstrating how to use our school values
        • meeting every  to plan assemblies, discuss how their jobs are going, write prayers and lots more..
        • feeding back the minutes of our meetings
        • looking for children who are using their Bourne Abbey School Values
        • helping staff in Collective Worship  with a range of activities and tasks

        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.


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        Collective Worship Term 1

        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.

        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

        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.

        Collective Worship at home

        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:


        A day in the life of a Collective Worship Councillor

        Collective Worship Council Meeting Minutes

        Collective Worship Council Meeting Minutes- October 2020

        Collective Worship Council Meeting Minutes – December 2019

        Collective Worship Council Meeting Minutes – November 2019

        Collective Worship Council Meeting Minutes  January 2020

        Collective Worship Council Newsletters

        Collective Worship Newsletter February 2019/20

        Collective Worship Newsletter Autumn 2019/20

        Collective Worship Newsletter Summer 2018/19

        Collective Worship Newsletter Spring 2018/19