At Lulworth and Winfrith Primary School, our act of daily Collective Worship is an important part of the day when we gather as a school community to reflect, think and pray.
It is a time when we think about our school values and promote the moral, social and cultural development of our children.
We reflect on the role we play in our school, church, local and global communities. We also explore other world religions. Our children play an active role leading aspects of Collective Worship and join in through drama, discussion, prayer and reflections.
Collective Worship takes place in different ways throughout the week.
As a split site school it is important that we meet as a whole school to worship at key points throughout the year. We also worship together on our whole school Curriculum Days. The following services are held in our local churches and led by the children alongside members of our local church community.
We are lucky enough to have a Spiritual Garden where our acts of Collective Worship can sometimes take place. At these times, the children can reflect on our wonderful world and nature.
Rev Sandra Williams visited us at Winfrith today and led a Collective Worship about 'new beginnings'.
We celebrated our Harvest Festival before half term. We enjoyed singing our Harvest songs with our classmates and joining in with some Harvest Prayers. We brought goods for the local food bank to help our local community.
We held a service of Remembrance at both sites on 11th November. The children had made crosses to lay at our Peace Poles and they joined in singing and with a 2 minutes silence. We were proud that a representative of the school was also able to attend a service at our local church and children from the school laid a wreath.
Rev Sandra Williams also visited us to lead a Collective Worship about Remembrance and we joined in some prayers as we thought about why we wear our poppies.
Today Susan Marsh a member of St Christopher's Church in Winfrith visited us to lead a Godly Play session. The children listened carefully to the story of Creation and then enjoyed joining in with the actions for every day. One child commented 'I thought God might have seen me doing the actions and would be proud'.
Christmas Godly Play
Mrs Marsh visited Robins and Woodpeckers this week to share the Christmas Story. The children loved playing with the characters and spotting who they had been in our Nativity Play. They also joined in very enthusiastically with all of the actions.
Godly Play Spring Term
The children in Robins and Woodpeckers have been joining in their Godly Play sessions enthusiastically during the Spring Term. This week we were visited by Mr and Mrs Marsh and they learnt about Jesus' disciples and enjoyed learning a song about Jesus and his special friends.
Easter Godly Play
Mrs Marsh visited us for Godly Play today. We talked about Palm Sunday and even got to wave some real palm leaves to show the welcome the people of Jerusalem gave Jesus. Mrs Marsh read from the Bible and told us about each part of the Easter story.
On the last day of term we held our Easter Service at Holy Trinity Church in West Lulworth. It was lovely for our pupils, staff, parents and members of the local community to be able to come together to celebrate such a special time in the Christian year.
Mrs Marsh told us the story of 'The Lost Sheep' in Godly Play this week. We enjoyed joining in with the actions and part of the story and thought about our school value forgiveness.
Autumn 1 2022
Today we retold the story of Creation with Mrs Marsh. We had great joining in with the actions and telling the story with our classmates.
Autumn 1 2022
Rev Sandra visited us and led our Collective worship. She told us the story of Elijah and how she had shown courage when it had been hard.
We reflected on a time when we had shown courage in our own lives even when it felt hard to stand up for what we believe.
Ride and Stride
The children joined in a Ride and Stride event this week where we walked to St Christopher's Church to raise money for the 'Dorset Historic Churches Trust'. As part of this event the children led prayers and enjoyed spending time with members of our local church community.
This week in Godly play Mrs Marsh told us the story of 'The Garden of Eden'.
This afternoon we all went to church. We collected donations for our local food bank, and we thought carefully about what harvest means in today’s society.
Robins and Woodpeckers performed the songs 'Hooray for Harvest' and 'Five a Day', Years 3 & 4 performed a rather clever Harvest Poem, and Years 5 & 6 recited their Harvest prayers and poems that they had written themselves.
All of the staff and parents were extremely proud of them and they sang ‘Harvest Samba’ and ‘Harvest Hymn’ beautifully.
On Remembrance Day our children led a service of Remembrance at both sites. We were joined by Rev David and Mr Marsh the church warden from St Christopher's Church. It was a special occasion especially with so many military families as part of our school community.
Today Rev Richard led our Collective Worship at Winfrith and we thought about advent and how Christians prepare for Christmas. We enjoyed joining in and sharing our ideas with our friends.
We were very excited this week to be able to perform our Nativity at St Christopher's in Winfrith for the first time since before covid. It was lovely to be able to join together with family members, friends and members of the local community and perform our fantastic show. KS1 and KS2 worked together and we were all proud to see them so confident in front of such large audiences. We were pleased that Rev David, Rev Sandra and members of the local church community could also join us for this special event.
Spring 1 2023
Today Mrs Marsh led us in a Godly Play session about the Wise Men visiting Jesus. We talked about why people wanted to visit Jesus and give him gifts.
Reverend Chillman led our Christingle Service this morning. We shared what we knew about the symbolism of the Christingle and what each of the different elements represent. Reverend Chillman spoke about the candle representing Jesus being the light of the world. We sang our Christingle song before Reverend Chillman closed our service with a prayer.