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Collective Worship

Collective Worship

Daily Collective Worship plays a fundamentally important part in the life of the school and we aim for children to acquire and develop an understanding of Christianity and its practice by the Anglican Church in Wales. We also aim for Collective Worship to be part of the whole educational experience that helps pupils make sense of themselves, their own experience and the world in which they live. It is intended to provide an opportunity for the school to come together, to foster a sense of community and to promote pupils’ spiritual and moral development.

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As a Church school we hope that all children will participate in Collective Worship, but we recognise the legal right of parents to withdraw their children. Parents who have concerns about our Collective Worship are encouraged to discuss the matter with the Headteacher.

The planning of Collective Worship is based upon ‘Values for Life – Teaching Christian Values in Primary Schools’. Each theme is taught on a half term basis.

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Other services are held regularly throughout the year, either in school or in St Mary’s Church, Wiston, to celebrate the liturgical year or remember special events or happenings. Parents are often invited to share in these special times. Other special assemblies are held throughout the year for Jeans for Genes day, UNICEF, Children in Need, St David’s Day and Leavers Assemblies.