We are very proud to be a Church in Wales Voluntary Aided School and a part of the St Asaph Diocese family of schools. Church schools are inclusive by nature, welcoming children from families of all faiths and none, while recognising that faith is something that shapes people’s lives.
We have very strong links with St Mary’s Church which is just a two-minute walk from school. We regularly attend Collective Worship there, and each class visits every half term for a lesson with Reverend Peter Mackriell. Reverend Peter Mackriell also regularly attends school to lead our whole school Collective Worship and is an Ex-Officio Foundation Governor on our school Governing Body. Children also have the opportunity to present their Class Collective Worship at Church, often following events in the Liturgical Calendar. These services are always well attended by parents and carers and the children take great pride in using their oracy skills when presenting for an audience. We were delighted to present our learning about various religious faiths at last month’s Harvest Service, looking at how Harvest is celebrated across different religions.
We have a weekly Collective Worship timetable in school, allowing time for Whole School, Key Stage and individual Class Worship. Each class has a Reflection Area, to provide a calm space for individual reflection and prayer.
Our school family ethos is underpinned by our strong Christian Values. We focus our worship on a specific value each half term, and our collective worship helps us to reflect and think more about this value. During the week, we look out for children who demonstrate our school values, and we celebrate these on a Friday with our Values Awards, which are presented in our Whole School Celebration Assembly.
A huge congratulations to Adelina and Lucas, the recipients of our Christian Values Awards recently. Both children have shown great kindness and compassion towards others in our kindness week, da iawn!
This term, our Christian Value focus is on both the values of Generosity, linked with the Harvest Festival, and Compassion, linked to celebrating Christmas. Take a look at the value sheets below, which give suggestions of fun activities for the family to do together at home, alongside topics to stimulate discussion and reflection.