We were pleased to welcome Father John into school to talk about courage. As this is our core value for this half term, we were interested to hear about what Father John felt real courage was – walking miles to school without anything to wear on your feet. It was interesting to hear the stories about the time he spent in Africa and how the journey to school in Tanzania differs from the pupils’ journey to Ebchester CE Primary School.
Year 5 and 6 led worship at the end of the half term. Linked to the topic of courage, the pupils retold the story of David and Goliath. They then linked the story to reflecting on how we all can deal with our worries. It was lovely to welcome parents and grandparents into school to watch the worship, share our prayer space and enjoy a cup of tea and biscuits.
This half term we have started to share Collective Worship with our local community. Supported by Father John, we have adapted our Wednesday worship session so that it can be streamed live to people in the community or watched back later in the day. We are proud that we are able to make this jump in the way we share worship and we hope to get more adventurous in the way we can include our church community in this part of our school day. To join us visit @Voicefromthehelm on Facebook every Wednesday morning at 9.15am.