Collective Worship at Rockbeare
Collective Worship is held daily. We start by opening the worship box and taking out its contents: the Bible representing God the Father, the cross representing God's son, Jesus and the candle representing the Holy Spirit. The Ethos Committee regularly supports the preparation and delivery of Worship.
Monday to Thursday, we listen to stories from the Bible, reflect on our value of the moment and enjoy prayer and song practise. Each Friday, we have a Celebration Assembly where we celebrate pupils for use of their Christian and Core Values that week.
Across the year our House Captains, lead a whole school Assembly each and also lead the way in celebrating the Saint that their House is linked to. In addition, our School Councillors will lead assemblies, usually linked to a current focus. Also throughout the year, we mark key events with celebrations such as Nativity and Easter performances, Remembrance Day services and Advent preparations - we use the liturgical calendar to guide our annual worship cycle.
Once a month, we host 'Open the Book' and ICE Assemblies (see information below). Reverend Lane also attends frequently to lead worship.
Open the Book
This is a project which presents Bible stories in an accessible and enjoyable way as part of the school’s Collective Worship routine. Open the Book is built around a curated collection of resources, used to facilitate sharing Bible stories with Primary aged children. Learn more about Open the Book here.
Each month, members of our local church, come into school to share Christian stories with our pupils. A Bible story is enacted with costumes, props and participation from the children. After the story, there is a time for quiet reflection and a closing prayer, which children may make their own if they wish to say “Amen.”
ICE Assemblies (Inspirational Children in Education)
Each month ICE visit to deliver one of our whole school assemblies. These are fun, interactive and challenging. They share Bible stories such as the life of Moses, or take a more thematic route exploring what the Bible teaches on a variety of subjects such as friendship or compassion. Themes are agreed with school and often support the liturgical year.
ICE produce online assemblies that can be shared at home and in school. Take a look here.
First Federation Trust Policy - Collective Worship & Religious Education