Collective Worship happens every day at St Lawrence. On a Monday, the whole school gathers together. On a Tuesday and Wednesday, we have Class Collective Worships. This gives the children the opportunity to reflect and respond in a more intimate setting. On a Thursday, the whole school walks to St Lawrence Church where we have one of our visiting clergy to take our Collective Worship. On a Friday, we all gather together as a school.
We have recently elected Collective Worship Crusaders (one from each class) who meet with the Deputy Head, the Foundation Governor and a member of the Clergy to discuss how we can develop our Collective Worships and involve the children more within them.
Our Collective Worship Crusaders are also hoping to collaborate with the Collective Worship Council from Chawton Primary School and plan some acts of worship together in the next academic year.
On Friday 10th November, the whole school gathered together to mark Remembrance. The children filed in silently and listened to Mrs Casson explaining why we remember. They watched an animated clip which was extremely poignant. Our two minute silence was marked by one of our Year 5 pupils playing the Last Post exceptionally well. You could have heard a pin drop before he then played Reveille. It was amazing to have a child play those pieces – so moving. The classes during the week had been having Class Collective Worships on Remembrance and had created their own poppy prayer montages.