We explored the theme of Respect through the Old Testament story of Ruth and Naomi. Children shared the story using drama as we learned about how Ruth respected Naomi and showed Love by following her to Bethlehem where she worked hard at Harvest time. Eventually she married Boaz and their descendants eventually led to the birth of Jesus.
Father Max led a wonderful worship in St Mary's Church as we celebrated Harvest together as a School Community. The generous donations from our families were blessed by Father Max before being shared with those in need in our local Community. Well done to all of our children as each class created a beautifully decorated box to display the donations. Many thanks to our School Governor Kate Riches for baking a beautifully decorated Harvest loaf, which the children enjoyed.
It was lovely to be joined in school by Father Steve, who led each bubble in a special Easter worship. The children reflected on the main events of Holy Week and the message of Christ’s crucifixion, his death as a forgiveness for our sins and his resurrection. We created an Easter garden in our Spiritual garden, which provided a space for prayer and reflection.
The whole school shared a special worship together in St Mary's Church, led by Reader Marion. Each class had contributed a Harvest box filled with generous donations from our families. Thanks to everyone who contributed, the food will be shared with LEWCAS to help support asylum seekers. Marion helped us to reflect on everything that we should be grateful for in our lives, sharing the parable of the ten lepers and her own experiences growing up in an Indian leprosy hospital. Children from Year 6 delivered the Bible readings and prayers. At the end of the worship, Marion blessed a special Harvest loaf, kindly made by one of the parishioners, Kate.
The whole school shared a special worship together in St Mary’s Church, led by Father Steffan. Each class had beautifully decorated a Harvest box filled with generous donations from our families.
Thanks to everyone who contributed, the food will be shared with LEWCAS to help support asylum seekers.
Father Steffan helped us to reflect on everything that we should be grateful for in our lives. Children from
Year 5 delivered the Bible readings and used drama to retell the parable of the ten lepers. At the end of the worship, Father Steffan blessed a special Harvest loaf, kindly made by one of the parishioners. This Harvest loaf was shared by all of the children.
The children and staff from KS2 took part in a Eucharist service, held at St Mary’s Church. Father Steffan explained the significance of the bread and wine, making reference to our Bible reading about the Last Supper. Three children shared their prayers, before the bread and wine were brought up to the altar by two Year 6 children, to be blessed by Father Steffan.
The children had been prepared for this special worship and all children who have already received First Communion were invited to receive the bread. The other children, with parental permission, were offered a blessing. Many thanks to Father Steffan (and Father Steve who helped to organise and prepare the children) as well as Mother Sarah from the Good Shepherd Church, who joined us for this very special Worship.
The children planned and presented a special worship to highlight our ongoing Road Safety campaign. They gave an update on the actions taken so far and shared the actions that they are fighting for. The School Council handed our local Member of Parliament, Vicky Foxcroft, a petition that they have prepared, containing over 500 signatures. The worship included drama and poetry, written by the children. The Bible reading was from Hebrews 11:1 “Faith makes us sure of what we hope for.”