Collective Acts of Worship

Collective Acts of Worship St Oswald’s

Collective Acts of Worship (CAW) are planned on a termly basis and incorporate all major Christian festivals as well as thought provoking and reflective themes and Anglican traditions.  Worship focuses on the person of Jesus and His central position in Christian faith, as well as looking to God the Father and the Holy Spirit.  The children start each CAW by saying a collective prayer and lighting a candle as a visual reminder of the Holy Spirit with us. All CAW include reflection, prayer, a hymn and reference to a relevant biblical passage.

A range of leaders include clergy, visitors and class teachers.  Once a week the children are specifically involved in planning and leading a CAW, providing them with the opportunity to relate the Christian faith to current local, national and global topics.  In addition to this children choose prayers on a daily basis.

The projector in the hall enables the use of video clips and presentations to enhance children’s engagement.  A focal point for worship is currently a candle, however this is dependent on the time of year and changes to other objects such as a cross or a picture of a dove to allow children to think about what a symbol can represent.

Every Friday the Head teacher leads a celebration assembly which provides the opportunity for children’s work, efforts, behaviour and achievements to be recognised and celebrated.

A file in the hall shows current planning (attached) and each week two different children are responsible for evaluating CAW, this provides further opportunity to incorporate their own ideas in future CAW.

Parents have the right to withdraw their child from Collective Acts of Worship following a discussion with the Headteacher.

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