Collective Worship

At Mapperley C of E Primary School Christian values are embedded in many parts of the curriculum. The children receive a variety of opportunities to enhance their spirituality.There are also opportunities for prayer and reflection during times of worship and throughout the school day. Children are invited to use the garden area to write prayers or have quiet thinking time. Our Collective Worship will often link to our Values for Life for the term.

At Mapperley Church of England School we have a daily act of collective worship where we meet as a school community to sing hymns, listen to stories, reflect on them and pray together.  Children are involved in delivery of Collective Worship throughout the school year. Key Stage 2 children have opportunity to plan and deliver assembly. Children help to plan, organise and lead the major services which are held in Holy Trinity Church: Harvest, Christmas, Easter, Mothering Sunday and the Leavers' Service. Children may use Bible readings and write their own prayers for the services.

The school has strong links with Holy Trinity.  Reverend Gill is a regular visitor to the school and is involved in Collective Worship for the children once a month. Every Wednesday church readers, including Mrs Watts come in to one of the classes to lead a Collective Worship. When Worship takes place at Holy Trinity Church parents and friends within the local community are warmly welcome to attend. Reverend Gill and Mrs Watts are also a governors of the school.

Children take part in church services for Harvest, Rememberance, Easter and Christmas, and visit the church for other purposes when appropriate. We have been involved in creating displays for the wider church community of Holy Trinity to enjoy.

Display at Holy Trinity Church Collective Worship Leaders