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Pocklington Community Junior School

Collective Worship

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:

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?

Exploring Meditation

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 plant?

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.