Our Christian Ethos
Our school mission is that
Together with God, we learn with joy, love and laughter. We celebrate our uniqueness, equipping and empowering all to become confident, valuable members of an ever changing society.
Christian Worship lies at the heart of our school life. Prayer and worship are an integral part of the school day and the spirit of worship permeates other areas of our school life.
Prayer is encouraged in a variety of forms – personal individual prayer, group prayer and whole school prayer. We have prayer areas in each classroom, a book on our altar and an outdoor prayer cairn, where members of the school can share their thoughts, reflections and prayers.
Active worship occurs in some form on every school day with members of the Fellside ministry leading an act of worship at least once a week. We have an active worship committee made up of members of each class, who help us to evaluate the impact of our acts of worship and shape our worship plans. All children are involved in planning and leading worship for their classes, and the children of each class prepare and lead the worship in St Mary’s Church at some time in the year, through our monthly parent and community service. In this, and in many other ways the school maintains its close links with the Parish Church. We attend church on the last Friday of each month and at least once every half term to share a Eucharist service. Parents and friends are most welcome to attend and participate in any acts of worship in church.
Our School Prayer
Bless our school
That working together and playing together
We may learn to serve you
And to serve one another
Worship at Home
Here you can find our Worship at Home bookmark, developed during Lockdown, January 2021, but something we feel can help us at any time. We have tried to include a flavour of how we worship in our school family, not least with our favourite 'teaspoon' (tsp) prayers! Our school prayer is also on the bookmark.
For Holy Week, we had a day working with our friends of the Fellside Church cluster; Bleasdale, Barton St Lawrence and Bilsborrow John Cross. Their children travelled to us and we worked in groups on art and craft projects, singing and we “experienced Easter” outdoors visiting the tomb, the garden of Gethsemane and the courtyard.