Child-led Collective Worship
Each week, a group of children in each class lead a collective worship session with their peers. Children reflect on Gospel stories as well as lead prayers, songs and other chosen activities. The children select the Bible reading that they want their session to be focused upon. They may choose a text related to the liturgical calendar, the Gospel Value they would like their class to reflect upon e.g Kindness, integrity, forgiveness.
The liturgies are structured around the following parts:
Gather - children gather with a focus area. They can use candles, rosary beads and other religious artifacts.
Word - children chose a Bible reading linked to the Gospel Value theme for the week
Response - Children choose one or two ways to respond to the reading.
Mission - Children choose a way to go forth, sharing the Good News and following God's mission in their everyday lives. They will offer an image or artifact for each class to take back to place on their prayer focus ass a reminder of the theme.
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