Bury CE High School FOUNDED 1748

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Collective Worship

Christian Ethos and values

As a Church of England school, the Christian ethos and values that we hold are central to the daily life of the school. Collective worship is integral to the start of every day. This enables us to place God at the centre of our learning and enables pupils to start each day with reflection and prayer.

Collective worship in our school

Collective worship takes place on a daily basis and takes place either as form worship, year assembly, or key stage assembly. Visiting speakers regularly deliver worship and this enables pupils to encounter a range of members of the clergy from the local community. Assemblies cover themes which relate to the school ethos and also follow the Christian calendar throughout the year. Additionally, pupils complete activities in form time which feed into assemblies. For example, reflecting on what we receive from the environment during Harvest, completing 40 acts of kindness during Lent and considering thankfulness during Easter term.

Additionally, pupils will have the opportunity to participate in communions with their form and also their year group. Again, this follows the Christian calendar throughout the year.

Special services are held at particular times of year, including Remembrance Day, the Carol service and also the Commissioning service for our Year 11 pupils as they embark upon the next stage of their academic career.

Full School Year of Seasonal Acts of Worship in Assemblies

Christmas 1

Harvest, Food bank, Urban Outreach, Coloured sand jar

Christmas 2

Advent Candles and school prayer, Remembrance pictures on screen in assembly, and the Posada Nativity starts its journey round the homes of pupils and staff.

Easter 1

Scrolls of thanks, each form brings a thankful prayer scroll to the fish in assembly.

Easter 2

Lent 40 Acts of generosity, making a difference in our school community.

Trinity 1

Easter: Pascal candle and school prayer.

Trinity 2

Trinity: Describing attributes of God as God, Father, Son or Holy Spirit. Place note on Pyramid in assembly.