At Embleton Primary School we hold a daily act of collective worship that involves members of the school community coming together and participating in worship. While the majority of acts of worship in our school are Christian, we also hold worship that reflects on other religious traditions that are represented in the school and the wider community.

This term we have been focussing on the Northern Saints, and looking at different Christian values.

The aims and purpose of collective worship are:

  • to provide an opportunity for the children and staff to worship God;
  • to enable children to consider spiritual and moral issues;
  • to enable children to develop and explore their own beliefs;
  • to encourage participation and response;
  • to develop in children a sense of community spirit;
  • to promote a common ethos with shared values and to reinforce positive attitudes;
  • to show children how to worship.

Worship is frequently led by the Headteacher, other members of staff, the local clergy, or other representatives of local religious groups.  The local church 'Open the Book' group come in to school every other week to lead a worship based on a Bible story.

We have regular worships where parents and other members of the local community are invited.  The school church council lead 'Worship by the Waves' every other Friday.