Thursday, 27 June 2024 12:37

Children celebrated in Bishop's Badge service

Around 40 children have received Bishop's Badge Awards at a special service in Derby Cathedral.

Bishops Libby and Malcolm celebrated the contribution the children have made to the mission and ministry of the Diocese of Derby.

Individuals and groups of children were honoured for their commitment to generous faith, courageous hope and life-giving love after Bishop Libby invited headteachers to nominate the child in their school who they feel best exemplifies the diocesan values in an age-appropriate way.

Speaking directly to the youngsters during the service, Bishop Libby said: "Don't ever let anyone tell you that you're not good enough or not valued - you are someone special and Jesus has seen that in you all. Thank you for all you are doing."

Each child presented with a badge also received a certificate of excellence.

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| Children from Scargill CE Primary School led the congregation in prayer

Information About the Recipients

Breadsall CE Primary School - Bella, Bobby, Ronnie, Kathryn, Agnes, Ellen, Xander, Maisie, Poppy, Edward, Isabelle, Harper, Eilis, Callum and Rhys.
Generous Faith

The children joined with the congregation of Breadsall All Saint’s Church to take part in their annual Lent Challenge to support Kumi Primary School in Uganda to purchase some locally produced desks for their school.

Children undertook a variety of jobs for family and friends throughout the 40 days of Lent and were paid small amounts for these jobs.

The idea of using the period of Lent to take positive action rather than “giving up” something resonated with our community and thanks to the generous gift of time given by the pupils, the generosity of the families and friends who paid them to do a wide variety of jobs and the support of the Church, four desks (made by local people in the Kumi region) will be given to the Ugandan school.

Jacob - Monyash CE Primary School
Generous Faith

Jacob has been a shining light in our school all year. As an active member of the worship team he has led prayers which have been thoughtful, caring and reflective. He has never failed to amaze us with his maturity.

Ben – Church Broughton CE Primary School
Courageous Hope

Ben embodies courageous hope as he has shown an amazingly positive attitude towards his treatment and changes that his body and life has undergone. The plan has often changed, but he takes everything in his stride. Ben is able to talk openly about his condition and his treatment, showing others that there is hope.

Lily – Coton-In-the-Elms CE Primary School
Courageous Hope

Lily has personally taken it upon herself to set up a small enterprise, selling eggs from her chickens to raise money for toys for the local preschool in Rosliston. She is always offering to help around the school - in her own time as well. She has faced her own challenges in life but continues to put others first and outwardly be positive encouraging others to be so too.

Izzy – Dinting CE Primary School
Generous Faith

Izzy is so giving with her time to others, she is an incredibly thoughtful and caring human being, who always thinks of others.

Hudson-Lee – Langley Mill CE Infant and Nursery School
Generous Faith

Hudson-Lee has raised £465 for the ‘Little Princess Trust’ and donated his hair to make wigs for children who have lost their hair because of life changing medical conditions.

Isla – Loscoe CE Primary School
Generous Faith

Isla is an outstanding, dedicated worship leader, whose faith shines out and inspires those around her. She is a supportive, kind role model for everyone within our community.

William Loscoe CE Primary School
Generous Faith

William is an inspirational, committed worship leader, who always shows dedication and resilience. He mentors younger worship leaders and inspires everyone to be the best that they can be.

Millie – Norbury CE Primary School
Generous Faith, Courageous Hope and Life-Giving Love

Since her diagnosis of diabetes, Millie has shown incredible courage, managing medication, sharing her awareness of signs and symptoms by running events and assemblies and raising £6,000 for diabetes charities.

Isla – Ripley St John’s CE Primary School 
Life-giving Love

For spreading our school values all day, every day. Isla is an upstanding member of our school community, she is always making the right choices and supporting her peers. She lives through our Christian values every day and models our school rule of 'treat other people how you would like to be treated' at all times.

Seth – Ripley St John’s CE Primary School
Generous Faith

For leading our Worship Team with enthusiasm and courage and wants to encourage all of our children to be the best that they can be! Seth spreads our worship values and messagesdaily and wants to encourage all of our pupil to see things from different points of view.

Scargill CE Primary School - Edith, Lucia, Edward, Beatrix, Una, Hattie, Kauan, Reggie, Anya, Ava.
Generous Faith

Being part of the Collective Worship Committee of Scargill Church of England Primary School who work together as a team to inspire others through our Bible message ‘Let all that you do, be done in love’

Isla – St Chad’s CE Nursery and Infant School
Courageous Hope

Isla has overcome some personal challenges this academic year. She demonstrates so much bravery and courage. With ongoing love and encouragement from her wonderful mummy and school she has learnt that her voice matters.

Abdulrahman – St Chad’s CE Nursery and Infant School
Courageous Hope

Abdulrahman has not been in the UK long after arriving from Afghanistan with his father. He has faced personal difficulties and continues to show fierce bravery. He has a smile that brightens up any room. His thirst for learning is infectious.

Charlie – St Werburgh’s CE Primary School
Courageous Hope

Charlie is a courageous advocate for hope and inclusion. He uses his actions and words to stand up for what he knows to be right, respectfully challenging injustice.

Olivia Turnditch CE Primary School
Generous Faith, Courageous Hope, Life Giving Love

For being a real team player, showing compassion for others and being determined to help raise money for the school.

Oriel  – Youlgrave All Saints CE Primary School
Life-giving Love
Oriel has lived out our school ethos since her first day in school. She has an obvious love of learning and looks to help everyone, always with a smile.

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