At Blundeston, we have developed a vibrant collective worship programme.
Our collective worship begins in our individual classrooms on a Monday, through to Key Stage worship on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. One of these takes place at our church, as we feel strongly that our children should experience collective worship in a spiritual and holy place. Then the whole school joins together for singing worship and our "Flourishers" collective worship on Fridays.
We focus on our values of Hope, Joy, Community, Wisdom, Dignity and Peace. These are interwoven and embedded throughout our collective worship, during the year.
Our worship places Jesus Christ at its centre - who he was, what he said and what he did. Through collective worship, we want our children to appreciate the significance of his words and deeds and also understand his continuing relevance to our lives today.
We also focus on developing our children's understanding of the Trinity, as well as key themes, including the meaning of The Lord's Prayer, Christianity around the world, Creation and Old Testament stories.
Through collective worship, our children learn about people who have been inspired by their faith and Christianity, as well as significant events in the Christian calendar, those in other religions and Saints Days.
During collective worship, our children are encouraged to think, be still and reflect. They are able to do this against a backdrop of beautiful images, music and, of course, our wonderful mural.
Our children regularly lead our collective worship, from planning to delivering, through our Collective Worship Group. Children are very keen to join this group and enjoy sharing their thoughts and creativity with the rest of the school community.
Finally, we understand the joy of singing as an act of worship. Our children share a singing worship celebration each week, where they learn a wide repertoire of songs, rooted in Christianity.