This resource was created after a years research by an RE lead on how Collective Worship could be carried out in school in the classroom and led by the children.
The resources were created after conversations with children, they have been tested out in the classroom and developed after feedback from the children.
The pack offers resources which can be used in the classroom during the course of the school year, providing opportunities to support children’s spiritual development. Allowing them to experience and reflect spiritually on three themes; self, others, the world and with an ultimate order of things (for some this may be God).
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.
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.
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.