St Mary's Church Lapworth
We have excellent links with our local church, St Mary's Lapworth. The children at Lapworth Church of England school lead services at St Mary's once every term - Christmas, Easter and End of academic year Leavers Service. The whole school attend and parents are invited to take part in our collective worship.
The children at Lapworth school have an act of worship or assembly every day. These take place in the hall, the classroom, the church, or occasionally in the playground! During this time, we also welcome a wide variety of visitors to speak at these occasions.
The themes for our worship focus on the values we need in order to live good Christian lives which also encompasses the ‘British Values’. During our worship we reflect on the teachings of Jesus through exploring stories from the Bible. Different faiths are explored within our collective worship focussing on how others celebrate special events. We explore global / local issues and influential people past and present.
Spirituality and Reflection
Children at Lapworth are encouraged to explore and develop their own spirituality by reflecting during and after Collective worship. Music and singing, PSHE lessons, Family Time, supporting charity work, and experiencing special awe and wonder moments are some of the ways we can explore spirituality. We explore feelings and responses to world events and things that are happening in our own lives.
Each class has a reflection area with resources such as, handling crosses, bibles and thought provoking activities and objects that help the children focus their thoughts.
In our playground we have a reflective garden where a child can choose to sit quietly at playtime on, their own or with a friend, to have space away from the bustle of a busy school day.