Our school Gospel Values are based on the Bible.
“Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—
and the greatest of these is love.”
1 Corinthians chapter 13 verse 13
Each term we focus on a different value including, Faith, Hope, Love, Forgiveness, Respect, Trust, Service, Courage, Justice, Perseverance, Truthfulness, Generosity, Friendship, Compassion and Thankfulness.
Collective Worship is a creative, reflective and spiritual experience.
1 A candle is lit as a focus and reminder that Jesus said, “I am the light of the world.” John 8v12
2 A child leads the worship with a phrase such as, “The Lord is here – His Spirit is with us.”
3 Children enjoy a wide range of worship songs often linked to our Christian values.
4 A Bible story may be told, chosen to be related to the Christian value as well as the relational needs of the children.
5 There is opportunity for children to read a few well known verses from the Bible or a Psalm such as Psalm 23 or Psalm 100.
6 Often there is a challenge to practical action – encouraging children to decide / choose to put God’s love into practice. For example children may be encouraged to support the Colchester Food Bank charity or Operation Christmas Child shoe box appeal.
7 Children have an opportunity to respond in prayer. We use the school prayer or the Lord’s Prayer and also encourage spontaneous prayers which may be led by the children.
8 In a busy school day we make “Time for reflection.” Maybe a quiet time or using music as children take time to consider what they have heard.
8 Finally we often share the peace – Enabling pupils to demonstrate their love and care for one another. “May the peace of the Lord be with you – and also with you.”