Every day the children join together in an act of collect worship. This is a wonderful time to gather together as a school to learn about the values taught to us by Jesus and God. Our themes are based on the school values and aims. The children are all given the opportunity to contribute by choosing stories, making comments, asking or answering questions, retelling the stories or making up prayers. Each week a worship ‘Cross and Candles’ team is responsible for welcoming the children and ending with a prayer and blessing. The theme is continued throughout the week in the class collective worship, big question book and the reflective area, where they are invited to comment or write their thoughts down.
Open the Book Assemblies
Open the Book (OTB) is a project which offers primary school children an opportunity to hear the major stories of the Bible. Each week members of the local churches will act out a story from the Lion storyteller Bible based on Christian Values. The children always look forward to Open the Book assemblies every Thursday. It is a fun and interactive way to learn about the Bible. It also provides a special and valuable link to our community. The children love spotting the OTB members in the village and at community events.
“Open The Book is a fun and engaging way to share the good news about how much God loves us. The children and the adults all enjoy the dressing up and joining in with the stories. At our school, it’s a special time not just of story telling but of worship too. The Open The Book team especially appreciate the way the children participate and their wonderful singing!”
Licensed Lay Minister (Reader)
Parish of Seale, Sands, Puttenham and Wanborough