There is a daily act of worship in school which is wholly or mainly of a Christian nature. Our worship is linked to our school Christian Values which are promoted by our pupils, staff and community. Our Christian Values are Wisdom, Aspiration, Trust, Endeavour, Respect and Spirit.
Our daily act of worship lasts for approximately 15-20 minutes. We sing songs, share stories, reflect on our lives and the lives of others and give praise to God. We are supported by St Paul's Church. Faith speakers come in to school regularly to support us with our worship.
We say Grace together as a class before we eat our lunch and we also say a prayer at the end of our school day.
Parents are able to withdraw their child from our daily act of worship and a meeting with Mrs Smith, our Headteacher, can be arranged to discuss this.
In our school hall we have a prayer table where children can sit and write their own prayers or reflect on the prayers that others have written.Each week we talk about those people around the world who need our prayers.
We teach this version of the Lord’s Prayer
Our Father in Heaven
Hallowed be your name
Your Kingdom come
Your will be done,
On Earth as in Heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory
Forever and forever.
This is our school Prayer:
We give you our school.
We give you all the adults who work here,
We give you all the children who learn here.
We pray our school will be a place of great discovery, adventure and creativity.
May it be a place where we love to learn and where we learn to love,
A place where everyone is respected and all are deeply valued.
We ask all this through Jesus Christ our Lord.
When things do get difficult it is easy to want to try to avoid them, to want to give up, perhaps not bother, pretend we don't even care about them. There are many times when Jesus was faced with hardship, but he endeavoured and overcame them. Phiiophians says 'I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.'
Like Jesus, the Hare in our story endeavoured to try his best, even when the odds seemed against him.
Sometimes we find it difficult to do the right thing. Jesus tells us through the story of Jonah and the Whale that God is very wise and that if we take the time to be still and reflect on the choices we make, asking God for help can give us the wisdom and strength we need.
James 1: verse 5 says, 'if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given.'
Harvest at St George's
Thank you to all children, parents and staff who brought their Harvest gifts to school and supported Plymouth Foodbank this year. In our collective worship, we enjoyed watching this clip below