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Collective Worship

Collective Worship in our School

At Hayfield Cross Church of England Primary School, Collective Worship involves children and staff coming together and participating in a daily gathering.  As a Church of England school, we base our Collective Worship on the teachings of Christ and traditions of the Anglican Church.  We aim, however, to conduct our Collective Worship in a manner that is sensitive and inclusive to the individual faith and beliefs of all members of our school.

Collective Worship contributes significantly to the ethos of Hayfield Cross C of E Primary School and it is our aim that it is a time when the school community can;

    • Share common aims and values
    • Celebrate achievement and special times
    • Explore together the world in which we live
    • Develop a community spirit

As a Church school we nurture our children in a Christian environment and celebrate the main Christian festivals as well as take part in a daily act of collective worship.  Collective Worship is regularly taken by the clergy from our two Churches and is focused on stories of the Bible and the teachings of Jesus.  Our children share our school prayer together each day as well as our lunchtime prayer.  

Reflection Spaces 

Throughout our school, we have created spaces for quite reflection, giving both our children and staff areas where they can go to ponder, reflect and pray. Theses areas may include artefacts, prayer books, pictures and verses to engage the children in thought and prayer.  Each classroom has its own reflection area:

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We are very lucky to have an area inside our school library, which we call 'The Hub' that is a larger, devoted reflection area.  Here, in addition to finding a quite area, visitors can also find a range texts on Christianity and other faiths and also some authentic church pews:

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