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Great Bowden Academy

Collective Worship

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Each half term, in collective worship, we explore a different theme.  Our themes are:  Wisdom, Thankfulness, Peace, Service, Endurance, Koinonia (fellowship).

Through these themes we use stories, prayers, films and reflection time to consider ourselves and the world around us, focussing particularly on our relationship to the world and our place as agents of change for the better in it.

Underpinning all the themes and our thoughts around them are our core values.  We have summarised our core values in a short prayer which we say often in class and as part of collective worship.  It helps us to remember what the values are and keep them in our short term memory so we can apply them in our everyday lives.

Over hundreds of years collective worship has taken place in the parish Church of St Peter and St Paul regularly and this is still the case.  Currently we hold our worship in Church on the last Monday of the month .  Everyone’s welcome to join us: the Church is open from nine in the morning, and the pastoral team there serve tea and coffee to visitors.  Sometimes these services in church mark significant events in the Church year like harvest or Easter.