The Role of the Church

Head Teacher: Mr B Mallon | Deputy Head: Miss A Prentice                          
London Road, Woolmer Green, Herts. SG3 6JP | Email: admin@woolmergreen.herts.sch.uk | Tel: 01438 813267 | Fax: 01438 815623                      

The school is voluntary aided and has close links with the village church of St Michael's, where we attend a termly service in addition to Harvest festival and our Carol Services.

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Everyone in the school community is encouraged to share the love, trust and sense of fellowship that being in a church school can bring, and to work in partnership to nurture the children according to Christian values. It is our aim that pupils will develop sensitivity and understanding when exploring not just their own beliefs but also those of others.      

Recently one of our teachers organised a Thinking Day for the whole school which was full of wonderful and thought-provoking activities for the children. The Reverend Lucy Dallas joined us first thing to lead Collective Worship, introducing the story of "The Lost Son".  Lucy spent most of that day with us, moving from class to class helping to initiate discussion and to answer any questions that the children might have.        

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Candles were lit in all the classrooms to help us to feel peaceful and calm.  We had a second Collective Worship at the end of the day during which we sang "Shine Jesus, Shine" with live musical accompaniment, and children, holding candles, read out poems that they had written during the day.  The whole school shared with each other the wonderful variety of activities that they had completed throughout Thinking day.    

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The children celebrate many of the church's key festivals over at St Michael's Church, and sometimes the classes take it in turns to lead the services. For instance, last month Redwood Class planned and delivered a delightful service about Candlemass. The children showed related work that they had done in their lessons and explained to the congregation what Candlemass is about. They had also written prayers.

Harvest festival is also a big time for celebration at St Michael's, and having attended a service during which all the children participate, the year 6 children deliver baskets of food (collected at school by the pupils) to local residents in Woolmer Green.    

 

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The children went on a visit to the church to find out more about church life - the people, the building iteself, and the things within it...