Living in Creation – exhibition for Schools

Garden of Eden

The Church Schools of Cambridge ran an exhibition looking at Creation w/c 9th March. This delivered part of the RE curriculum on the Christian understanding of creation. Therefore it looked at the fact that Christians believe that God created the world. Alongside this, the children were told that Christians, Jews and Muslims share the belief that the created world is a gift from God. Children were encouraged to explore their own beliefs, several of which talked about dinosaurs and evolution, as well as the importance of looking after the planet.

Children from Park Street Primary School attended. This is what the school had to say about the visit.

Foundation governor vacancies

The Church Schools of Cambridge is seeking new Foundation Governors to serve on the governing body of its linked schools which are all located in Cambridge City.

Like all school governors Foundation Governors work to support the Headteacher and staff in but also have a special responsibility to support Christian ethos of the school.  

This is an important and rewarding and voluntary role, offering the opportunity to make a positive difference, working with team to promote the schools’ success.

If you would be interested to receive more information about the role and an application form, please email the Church Schools of Cambridge Trust at admin@csoc.org.uk

Human Rights Footprints walk

Staff from Cherry Hinton Primary School enjoyed a thought provoking Human Rights Footprints walk on 18th October. This was part of a team building exercise with the new headteacher. The walk was carried out with the Church Schools Projects Officer – Victoria Goodman who explained who Christians in Cambridge have made a huge contribution to human rights in local, national and international arenas. The walk explores their perseverance in the face of adversity, and the length of time needed for their campaigns to succeed. It explains the relevance of these past human rights campaigns to the world we live in today.

Staff were treated to food and refreshments at the end of the walk, which was funded by the Church Schools of Cambridge.

St Lukes Mosaic

Children at St Lukes Church of England Primary School have created a large Mosaic shown below for the school entrance.

This exciting project involved children and parents at the school. The children were involved in the design as well as the construction as they were all able to lay pieces of the mosaic. It incorporates the updated school values which were decided together with the children and their parents.

The project was funded by the Church Schools of Cambridge and the Director and several Trustees visited the school to meet with the head and children for the unveiling in September.

Foundation Governors – our schools need you

The Trust appoint half of the Foundation Governors that make up the governing body at Park Street, St Pauls and St Philips, with the other half appointed by the Diocese of Ely. We also appoint community governors at St Lukes (as DEMAT school).

Foundation Governors take on the normal governor duties, but also have a specific concern for governing the ethos of a school. In Church of England schools they have a particular concern for maintaining the Christian ethos, as well as Collective Worship and RE provision.

We are always looking for individuals who would be interested in taking up this role.  If you would like to learn more about the Foundation Governor role and how to apply, please contact the Trust atadmin@csoc.org.uk.