At Walsh Junior School, we have Collective Worship each day, either as a school or within classes/year groups. 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 and other religions calendar.
Collective Worship Schedule:
Monday – We gather as an upper or lower key stage to worship together. Miss West takes these worships, where we look at one of our school values and these often link to a story or quote from the bible.
Tuesday -We gather as an upper or lower key stage to worship together to have a singing worship. Over a few weeks we practise a song which praises or celebrates God or is linked to one of our school values.
Wednesday - This Collective Worship is held within class or year groups. We are using this worship to focus on aspirations and dreams, therefore we are reading a variety of books from the 'Little People, Big Dream' collection, where people have had to overcome diversity or prejudice, yet have been very successful in their field.
Thursday- Thursday's we focus on a 'Big Question' which is linked to the worships held on Monday. These focus on thoughtful and meaningful question to get the children to think deeper. For example: Why do you think we chose Fellowship, Resilience and Peace as our three school values? Why do you think we have the commandment 'Love thy neighbour'?
Friday- Our Collective Worship on Friday is held as an upper or lower key stage in the hall. This is run by Mrs Kirwin and we focus on the celebrations of the week. We give out Headteacher certificates and also celebrate any other achievements both within and outside of school. We encourage the children to share sporting, musical, dance etc successes.