At our school, Collective Worship is a time when we come together as a community to share and build on our school’s Christian values. In Collective Worship, we have plenty of opportunities for spiritual development and developing a sense of awe and wonder. We have an opportunity to worship God, think about our own beliefs and understand those of others. We also welcome parents and members of our local community to our collective worship which can be held in the school hall, outdoors or at our local church St. Mary's.
The children spend time working together as they respond to the what they listen to.
Have a look at some of our Collective Worship themes and photos at the bottom of the page.
Throughout the year we welcome many visitors to lead our Collective Worship, including our local vicar Reverend Luke, curate Ed Backhouse and we are happy to have established a link with Reverend BJ Facey, the vicar from St Peter's Church, Chellaston.
All staff, and children, are involved in planning and delivering collective worship.
We are delighted to have Mr Stephens playing the guitar during our Collective Worship and are gradually teaching the children a wider variety of hymns and songs including some traditional ones. We are also making sure that all the children know the school song.
Our collective worship is based around termly Christian values and the liturgical calendar and rooted in the Christian faith.
You can find out more in our Collective Worship Policy.
Keep up to date on the school's blog: www.westoncofe.wordpress.com
Our Collective Worship Team, established during November 2021, are very keen to support me in improving the quality of our Collective Worship and reinstating some of the things that we used to do before the pandemic.
Their first job has been to write a call to worship for them to lead at the start of our worship.
This is what they came up with:
We have come as a school to
encourage others throughout their journey at Weston
Help people achieve their goals
Worship God and uphold his values
Find everlasting friendships with people we love.
Also, we have been using a traditional Irish blessing at the end of our worship for some time now.
The Collective Worship team have written us a modernised version to use:
May your friends be kind and trusting
May your family be wise and honest
May you find a place where you're happy
Where you can rest and feel safe
And when you have achieved respect,
never forget to care for God's amazing creations.
Our main priorities are: