Collective worship is the unique heartbeat of a Church school and is offered as part of a wider opportunity for pupils and adults to encounter faith by engaging in conversations about God, both as individuals and together. At St Nicholas singing is a key feature of coming together as a school community. Our children are incredible singers and visitors regularly comment on how moving it is to hear our children sing.
We work closely with the schools' Collective Worship team, our vicar Rev. Peter and the Bridge to plan and deliver acts of worship that are invitational, reflective and engaging. There is plenty of flexibility in the provision of collective worship to enable all pupils to benefit without compromising their beliefs.
Collective worship gives pupils and school staff the opportunity to:
- Engage in an act of community.
- Express praise and thanksgiving to God.
- Be still and reflect.
- Explore the big questions of life and respond to national events.
- Foster respect and deepen spiritual awareness.
- Reflect on the character of God and on the teachings of Christ.
- Affirm Christian values and attitudes.
- Share each other's joys and challenges.
- Celebrate special times in the Christian calendar.
Each term collective worship seeks to explore one of our Christian Values in detail. We also explore other relions, religious festivals and World news.
Our worship timetable follows a similar pattern each week though this can change depending on the Christian calendar and availability of visitors.
|Exploration of the theme of the week, related to that term's Christian Value
|Picture News- how our Christian values or bible stories link to the news of the week.
|Child led worship
We also have visits from actors from Wintershall and members of the bridge Project who come and lead worship for us.