Collective Worship

Introduction
 ‘Worship’ implies the offering of personal devotion and honour. For some, this may mean a personal devotion to God. For others, worship signifies an understanding of aspects of life that are of importance and value.
 
Collective worship makes a valuable contribution to the life of our school. Children are encouraged to express their opinions about matters of importance, and they are given opportunities to hear the opinions of others. Collective worship allows our pupils to mix with those from other year groups, as well as those from the wider community.
 
For the individual child, collective worship provides a variety of opportunities for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. It develops an understanding of the difference between beliefs or cultures. Through collective worship, we hope that the child’s self esteem is promoted, and a basis for building and maintaining satisfying relationships is set.