Pupils at Holy Trinity took part in a 'worship week', from 3rd January 2018, focusing on how and why Christians worship.
As part of this they entered a class competition to write a new school prayer.
Class 5's prayer was chosen as it links our school motto with our core Christian values. It sums up Holy Trinity well.
Our Heavenly Father,
Please bless Holy Trinity with faith,
hope and love so that we may enjoy
each day, learning together and
creating new things.
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.”