Gillingham CofE
Primary Academy

Collective Worship

Being a church school Collective Worship is an important part of our school day.

We worship together every day in the school hall. On a Friday parents and extended family are welcomed into school to help us celebrate the good work of our children.

Each half term we explore a Christian value. We learn about this value through stories and reflections where we think about how we can demonstrate the value in our everyday lives.

We have a ‘Shining Group’ that consists of children from Key Stage 2. These children plan and lead some of our Collective worship and they help within the special services we hold during the year – Harvest, Christmas and Easter.

The Church come into school once a week to lead Collective Worship.

We celebrate Harvest, Christmas and Easter with a service held in the church for the whole school community.

During a Friday Collective Worship and within the services at Church we sing our school song This Little Light of Mine which links to our vision of ‘Let your light shine’ from the biblical book of Matthew chapter 5 verse 16.