Collective Worship is an important part of school life at Stanhope Barrington C of E Primary School. Collective Worship focusses on making space and time for pupils, staff, academy councilors and sometimes the wider school community to join together and share in worship through learning, music, reflection and prayer.
During this past year, as a result of the pandemic, Collective Worship has had to become more creative. In line with our risk assessment, pupils and staff have had to keep to their bubbles which means that joining together as a whole school has been impossible. Also in line with our risk assessment, singing is not permitted in order to prioritise the safety of our pupils and staff. As a result, we have used technology to our advantage and have recorded members of our school community reading Bible stories which have been played within each bubble followed by a discussion of the content of the story. We have joined classroom bubbles through a virtual meeting to mark Remembrance Day and we have used Makaton in place of singing. On this page you will find some of the ways we have been finding Fellowship through Collective Worship in the time of Covid-19.
Remote Learning: Collective Worship
Collective Worship and Assemblies (Initial letter)
Remote Learning: Bible Stories
Wednesday, 17 March – The Prodigal Son
Wednesday, 10 March – The Good Shepherd
Wednesday, 3 March – Jesus and the Children
Wednesday, 24 February – The Good Samaritan
Wednesday, 10 February – Jesus calms the storm
Wednesday, 3 February – The Sermon on the Mount
Wednesday, 27 January – The Lord’s Prayer
Wednesday, 20 January – Jesus Goes Fishing
Wednesday, 13 January – Jesus is Tempted
Prayer Space during Advent
Following our Collective Worship on the first week of Advent, the children had some lovely discussions about our first focus area. During the first week of Advent our focus has been on family and the children talked very openly about the members of their family who they have missed during lockdown.
The team decided that we needed to give the children a vehicle to address these emotions and therefore set up a Prayer Space in the main entrance. The children were invited to tie a ribbon onto a frame to represent someone they are thinking of or are missing.