Collective worship is much valued feature of the school’s daily life at Beaconside. It is a joyful, participatory and thought provoking experience for everyone. Planning ensures that we think deeply about a range of Bible stories, festivals, global issues and inspirational figure heads underpinned by important Christian beliefs and values. The school worships both collectively and in primary phase groups.
Worship happens both inside and outside of the classroom and dedicated times enhance the importance of how prayer can make a positive impact to one’s life. We also worship with the local community at special times of year in the local Church, St Andrews.
Pupils love singing, particularly action songs, acting out stories, answering interesting questions and they are highly appreciative of the contributions of local clergy and other visitors. Our ‘Worship Group’ frequently deliver aspects of worship and evaluate the worship on a regular basis. This includes the pupils preparing the worship space, choosing and playing music, leading prayers, taking pictures and writing reflective comments.
Pupils gain a good understanding of the purpose of prayer, both through writing prayers and interacting with activities around school or in the grounds outside. Use of reflective spaces in classrooms and outdoor areas encourages pupils to reflect or pray. The moving prayers written by pupils are regularly included in the newsletter and parish magazine are appreciated by the wider community.
Class reflection areas provide a space for children to be quiet and peaceful. They provide positive affirmations, challenge thoughts and feelings and incorporate prayer in many different ways. Our reflection spaces, always include a variety of Bibles and faith stories, crosses and other Christian symbols.
Collective Worship guidance from Diocese of Carlisle - click here
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During the pandemic we have been able to keep in touch with our Church Community and enjoy worshipping together. Here are some of the virtual Collective Worships for you to view.