At Warton, we are passionate about delivering thoughtful, thought provoking and inspiring Collective Worship. We invite our children to play an active role in Collective Worship and support them in doing this through using a clear structure that they know and trust. Our order for Collective Worship takes it’s inspiration from our Christian Vision – 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 as well as the text ‘Roots and Fruits’.
Our Christian vision links really closely with each aspect of our worship as we ask our children to
-look outwards and gain strength through their knowledge
-be courageous in their questioning and their self-reflection
-show love by taking action based on their learning
We have Collective Worship in school every day and have Worship Leaders in Oak Class (Year 6) who help us by providing ideas, prayers, insight and by evaluating our worship so that it continues to meet the needs of our children. We invite all children to take part in Collective Worship, but are incredibly inclusive and give children choices, options and independence in how they join in, reflect and learn with us.
All Souls Worship Team
We are delighted that we receive regular visits and collective worship from the All Souls Worship Team. These have now re-started after restrictions have eased and it is a delight to see our children enraptured in their drama, song and stories. The worship team visit us very few weeks and most recently shared the story of Jesus and the Fishermen.
Our daily acts of collective worship play a vital role in the life of our school as this is where we come together to share what is important. As Warton Nethersole’s is a Church of England school, the acts of worship are mainly Christian. We observe the cycle of the Anglican year and Reverend Joanne regularly helps lead the worship. We visit the church for services 3-4 times a year. Beliefs and customs of world faith traditions are respected and valued. The collective worship is led in an invitational way so that people with a range of beliefs may attend with integrity. Parents have the right to withdraw their child from collective worship. If a parent wishes to consider this option, the Head Teacher should be approached.