Collective worship in schools

Materials for school collective worship

90th anniversary of Derby Diocese collective worship material provides background details and resources plus 3 fully worked  collective worships using the Seeing Anew approach.

Teach me Your Ways is a child friendly way of exploring the core concepts of the Church of England’s Vision for Education: Deeply Christian, Serving the Common Good.

Listening to the Voice of the Learner is full of manageable suggestions for helping pupils to evaluate collective worship.

A huge thank you to Newton Solney VA school for sharing their collective worship plans for exploring what the Trinity means to Christians.

For further ideas go to Ideas for Teaching about the Trinity

Fiona Jackson from St Michael’s VA Primary, Hathersage has generously shared a sample of the focus cards she has developed for collective worship (EasterHelping OthersPuzzles and Challenges) along with a pupil planning sheets.

Songs For Life is a resource for learning hymns in collective worship.

It includes a series of focused activities to help children explore in depth some of the key concepts of the Christian faith and the variety of ways that these are expressed through music and words.

The Diocese of Derby

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