Principles of Collective Worship at Pocklington Community Junior School:
We believe that collective worship is an integral part of our school ethos and allows us, as a school, to provide a cohesive way to:
- Reinforce the strong sense of community in our school and the wider environment
- Share our whole school values
- Contemplate ourselves and our place in the world with reference to current global events
- Contemplate our beliefs(both spiritual and moral) and explore the beliefs of others
- Share in and celebrate the wonder and diversity of the world in which we live
- Make links to our curriculum and reinforce spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
- Experience reflection through meditation, prayer and silence
Our weekly Collective Worship topics are detailed below:
16th September 2019 – What is meant by sustainability?
9th September 2019 – What is a pioneer?
1st July 2019 – How important is family to you?
24th June 2019 – Can animals think?
17th June 2019 – Should we treat animals as we choose based on a bible verse?
10th June 2019 – Looking after our planet.
3rd June 2019 – Why do we need stewards of the earth?
20th May 2019 – What is Judaism?
13th May 2019 – What is mindfulness?
6th May 2019 – How can we learn to recognise and manage anxiety in ourselves and others?
29th April 2019 – How can we persevere?
22nd April 2019 – Why do we celebrate St. George’s Day?
1st April 2019 – What is the Easter story?
25th March 2019 – Meditation – be aware of yourself and others.
18th March 2019 – How do people maintain their identity and faith around the world?
11th March 2019 – What does it mean to have faith? – What does it mean to have faith?
25th February 2019 & 4th March 2019 – Living your dreams – Why do some people strive to live their dream?
11th February 2019 – Keeping Safe – How can we protect ourselves online?
4th February 2019 – Helping others in need – Focus on Homeless people.
28th January 2019 – Right and Wrong – How do we choose the right actions?
21st January 2019 – Right and Wrong – How do we know and learn right from wrong?
14th January 2019 – Making Life better – What did you resolve to do to make life better?
7th January 2019 – New Year’s Resolutions – Can New Year’s resolutions help make life better?
3rd December 2018 – Responsibility – Why should we take responsibility for our actions?
26th November 2018 – Caring – How can we show we care?
19th November 2018 – Being Kind – A continuation of treating each other with respect in different scenarios e.g. sport
12th November 2018 – Being kind – How can we treat each other with respect?
5th November 2018 – Poetry – How can poetry make us appreciate the world we live in?
22nd October 2018 – Disabilities – Exploring Mental Health as a disability.
15th October 2018 – Prayer & Meditation – How does visualisation help us to experience spirituality?
8th October 2018 – Prayer & Meditation – Why do people pray?
1st October 2018 – Hope – What is meant by hope and why is it important?
24th September 2018 – Freedom & Responsibility – can you have freedom without responsibility, making choices between right and wrong and being responsible for our actions.
17th September 2018 – Global issues – whose responsibility is it to care for our planet?
10th September 2018 – Why are we here? – exploring the relationship between science and religion.
3rd September 2018 – Introducing the wonder of nature – an open discussion on the wonder of our planet, what does a sense of wonder mean and feel like.