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Worship Round Up

Friday 15th March 2024

Our weekly round-up aims to support our parents in the conversations that they are having at home with their children. Each week, we will share the themes of each of our worships and any resources that we have been using, such as: videos, books and music, to allow our parents to access these if they wish to. Our weekly worship is structured in the following way: 

  • Monday Worship Focus: ‘The World Needs More Purple Schools’ led by class teachers or the senior leadership team who explore the theme of 'All Made in God's Image' and how we can follow the example of Jesus;
  • Tuesday Worship Focus: ‘What’s happening in the world this week?’ led by Mrs Griffin and focusing on key events that are taking place in the world currently;
  • Wednesday Worship Focus: ‘Bible Focus' led by Mrs Evans or Mrs Griffin;
  • Thursday Worship Focus: Singing led by Mrs Walker;
  • Friday Worship Focus: Values and Celebration led by Mrs Evans who revisits one of our core values — Commitment, Courage and Love, along with celebrating the team points winners for the week and achievements from outside school with the pupils.

Monday's Worship

Valuing our Community - Having Fun

In worship on Monday, we continued to explore the themes in the book: 'The World Needs More Purple Schools'. This week we focused on 'having fun'. We considered the things at school that we do to 'have fun' together and then reflected on the importance of these times. We thought about the fact that having fun together can help to strengthen our relationships by helping us to get to know one another better, that responses such as laughing can lead to a release of endorphins which make us feel good and that having moments in our day of fun and enjoyment lead to us feeling value in being part of our community and lead to us looking forward to being part of it each day. 

 Tuesday's Worship

INSIGHT Worship

On Tuesday, Suzi from Insight continued our series of worships based on the Easter Recount. We started by considering what we would be willing to give up for others. Suzi presented us with a series of Easter eggs and asked us to consider how we would feel if we were told that we couldn't have those for ourselves but had to give them away. We honestly discussed that some of us would feel cross or disappointed.  We then looked at the word sacrifice; we talked about how this meant giving something up for someone else or for the benefit of someone else and not yourself. We looked at practical examples of sacrifice including the example of YouTube Influencer 'Mr Beast' who has given away millions in building new wells and even a whole new town in Guatemala. Also, we looked at a clip of the film 'Elemental' in which the two main characters, Wade (made from water) and Ember (made from fire), gave up their individual goals to think about their love for one another. We saw that Wade was evaporated by the fire but he was brought back by the love of others. Suzi then explained that this was a little like Jesus who gave up his life for others and he sacrificed for others, including those who did not love him. We talked about how it was easier to sacrifice for those we love or have relationships with but Jesus considered everyone - his love was unconditional (as was his trust in God's plan). We finished by reflecting on Romans 5v7-8

Wednesday's Worship

What can we learn from Jesus about facing challenges?

On Wednesday, we looked specifically at what we learnt about Jesus in parts of the Easter Story including the Passover Meal and his prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane. We discussed that his disciples showed a clear trust in Jesus when he asked them to prepare the meal and that we could see it was part of a larger plan as everything happened exactly as Jesus said. We considered what we could learn from the way that Jesus behaved at the meal. He knew that someone was going to betray him yet he chose not to blame out; not to hurt others; not to incite violence or to lose his faith in God. We considered that when things are challenging Jesus showed a calm demeanour in which he considered how he was going to need God's help rather than asking God to remove a challenge. We thought about how in school we may not be able to remove challenges but we could ask for help to face them. We considered how Jesus asked his disciples to watch over him and they fell asleep 3 times. Mrs Griffin posed the question - why might a theme of 3 keep recurring in the Easter recount? We finished by reflecting in prayer on what we could use God's help and guidance with in our lives. 

Thursday's Worship

Singing

Today we practised our Easter songs:
Sing Out an Easter Song
Hosanna
Easter Jubilee

Friday's Worship

What is Comic Relief?

On Friday we focused on Comic Relief which is being celebrated today. We thought about what the funds that are raised go towards and learnt about a group that is funded by Comic Relief that is providing support children with ADHD. We reflected on the fact that the funds raised by this event every year helps children across the UK as well as in other countries across the world. We looked at one of the challenges that children can get involved in this year 'Build the Change' which is encouraging children to design an invention to protect our world for the future and we considered how we could get involved in this. More information can be found here: Build the Change. This year we have decided to donate to the campaign using some of the money raised by the PSA Discos and Movie Night - thank you to our families for their contributions towards this.