HOLDING HANDS WITH JESUS AS WE LOVE, LEARN AND GROW TOGETHER
At St Columba’s Catholic Primary School, Collective Worship underpins our catholic ethos and enables the children to feel closer to God and in his care.
It is a vital part of our pupil’s religious education.
Why do collective worship?
-To enable pupils and staff to feel closer to God
-To provide an opportunity to come together and worship God
-To enrich pupils’ faith journeys and promotes a positive religious experience for all involved
-To provide opportunities for children to develop a sense of who they are and where they belong within the parish and wider community
-To provide an awareness of other faiths and traditions
There are four parts to collective worship:
Gather – Listen – Respond – Go Forth
We gather together in a quiet setting. This can be done in a number of ways such as listening to music, singing or a quiet moment of reflection.
We listen to the Good News- usually a piece of scripture based on our weekly theme. We may pause at times to reflect on what we have heard.
This is done in response to the scripture we have heard. It could be saying a prayer, a quiet moment talking to God, passing items such as pebbles and candles around to help us display our thoughts on what we have heard.
We help those take the message of God away with them. This can be done in a variety of ways. For instance, greeting others with a smile, prayer cards, pictures and more.