Collective Worship week of 15th June
This half term's theme is Respect, this week we are thinking about Valuing Difference.
Brooke from Holy Trinity has recorded a video Collective Worship for us, you can find and watch it here.
Thank you so much, Brooke.
Parents and Carers may wish to support their children in using these materials. They cover very important issues, but we recognise that for some families the resources we are sharing may bring some difficult emotions and memories.
There has been a lot in the news recently about protests around the world because, very sadly, some people do not feel respected. Today our Worship is about the ‘Black Lives Matter’ campaign which tries to educate people to understand that everyone has a right to be respected and valued, a responsibility to be the best they can be and to treat others as they want to be treated themselves.
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York released a statement about the recent / current events.
This presentation is aimed at children in KS1 and Reception. (TES Resource)
This presentation has more information and is aimed at KS2. (TES Resource)
This is a Picture News article which explains somebody's experiences of racism and helps children consider their own views about racism.
This Picture News article supports children to consider the Black Lives matter protests, why they are happening and think about their own views.
Childline have produced advice to support parents and carers whose children may be worried by global events.
Today’s story is written from a folk tale and helps us understand how important it is to be appreciative and respectful of other people’s uniqueness and talents, and be recognised and celebrated for our own. That is one of the statements in the vision we have for our school, it’s part of ‘living life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10)
Today and every Thursday, there’s a National Assembly on the online Oak Academy, why not join the country and log in to watch.
Think about your family and friends. What is it that’s unique and special about each one? Create a piece of prayer-art by writing or drawing what’s special about each person, and thank God for difference.
Open our eyes to value each person that we meet through our lives.
Help us to recognise what we have in common, and respect what makes each of us unique.