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FIRST SCHOOL

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Worship Council

 

The Worship Council play a vital role in the development of worship within our school. Our aim is to develop ways of ensuring each and every member of Eckington CE First School has time and space to think, reflect and connect with themselves, others and God.

We regularly meet with Mrs Dodd to give feedback and ideas to the pupils, staff and Governors to help make our Collective Worship times extra special. We also organise the planning and performance of acts of worship. This year we have already organised the school's Harvest Festival in Church and the Remembrance service here in the hall.

Worship Council met with Reverend Allison to renew our school Worship Policy .  We looked at ways to enhance our Collective Worship and make it the 'beating heart' of our school.

 

Remembrance Service

We read the poem written by Joshua Dyer (a 15 year old pupil at Tenbury High) and found it very inspirational that a young person had such insight into the subject.

One Thousand Men Are Walking

By Joshua Dyer

One thousand men are walking

Walking side by side

Singing songs from home

The spirit as their guide

they walk toward the light milord

they walk towards the sun

they smoke and laugh and smile together

their foes are now outrun

these men live on forever

in the hearts of those they saved

a nation truly grateful

for the path of peace they paved

they march as friends and comrades

but they do not march for war

step closer to salvation

a tranquil steady corps

the meadows lit with golden beams

a beacon for the brave

the emerald grass untrampled

a reward for what they gave

they dream of those they left behind

and know they dream of them

forever in those poppy fields

there walks one thousand men

Worship Council developed our outside worship area.  The whole school created a cross to display and focus our worship. In designing the cross the children thought of the following images:

  • Three candles to represent the Trinity: God the Father; God the Son and God the Holy Spirit
  • Bread and wine to represent Jesus' body and blood and the Eucharist
  • The Eckington bridge to represent us all, and the water of life flowing through it

There is a dedicated area for worship outdoors and all the children were be asked to contribute their ideas for this special space.  

Worship Council planned our Easter Service at Holy Trinity Church in Eckington.  Every class had the opportunity to  contribute to the service.  Year 5 wrote thoughtful prayers and mastered readings to celebrate the Easter Story. The occasion was shared with parents and friends.