'I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength' - Philippians 4:13
At St Martin's, our daily acts of collective worship play a vital role in the life of our school. It is an opportunity to come together and share what is important. It is central to the Christian character of our school and allows pupils and adults to encounter faith by engaging in conversations about God. As we are a Church of England school, the acts of worship are mainly Christian, although the beliefs and customs of other religions are respected and valued too.
Collective worship at St Martin's gives pupils and school staff the opportunity to:
- Engage in an act of community.
- Express praise and thanksgiving to God.
- Be still and reflect.
- Explore the big questions of life and respond to national events.
- Foster respect and deepen spiritual awareness.
- Reflect on the character of God and on the teachings of Christ.
- Affirm Christian values and attitudes.
- Share each other's joys and challenges.
- Celebrate special times in the Christian calendar.
Each school half term has a different collective worship theme, these are linked to our Christian values and the liturgical calendar. We use the Roots and Fruits schemes of work and Roots and Fruits Jack in the box for our younger children.
Our children enjoy taking on various roles in leading collective worship. These include roles before worship including setting up, welcoming and planning. This also includes, reading, writing and leading prayers, acting, role play and singing hymns.
Parental Right of Withdrawal from Collective Worship
Parents have the right to withdraw their child from collective worship. If a parent wishes to consider this option, please contact the school office and arrange a time to discuss this with the Head Teacher.