Year 2 planned and led collective worship this week on ‘helping people in need’. They thought about what we are doing to help people in our local community in need through Gateshead Foodbank and also in other countries through the Shoebox Appeal.
On Friday 11th, Year 1 wanted to have a collective worship all about Noah’s Ark. We decided our focal point would be blue like the sea. On the focal point we had Noah’s Ark and the animals in twos. The children wanted to have collective worship in the outdoor chapel. We had a lovely time thinking and reflecting on all the animals in the world. Some children prepared prayers to read to the class.
Year 2 planned and led collective worship this week on the theme of ‘caring for people who are hurt.’ The children chose to read ‘The Good Samaritan’ as their Scripture reading and then thought about why some people walked passed the injured man. We talked about times when we are busy and don’t have time to stop and help. The children then thought about the good things the Samaritan did. They thought about times when they care and help people who are hurt as they placed a pebble on the heart.
Throughout the month of October, our Mini Vinnies are praying a decade of the Rosary every day at lunchtime. Everyone is welcome to join in.This week many children have taken the opportunity to pray.
The month of October each year is dedicated to the Holy Rosary. The feast day of Our Lady of the Rosary is celebrated on October 7th
On Friday, year 4 planned and prepared a Collective Worship on the theme of forgiveness. The children thought about a time when they have had to ask someone for forgiveness and a time when someone close has forgiven them. We gathered in a circle and passed the cross to each other, each thinking about our own experiences of forgiving and being forgiven. We reflected on how Jesus loved and forgave all those around him and how we should live our lives as he lived his. We promised each other that we would try to always be kind to one another, and when we are not, to ask for forgiveness from those we have hurt.