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Faith Leaders

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Faith Leaders

Roles and Responsibilities 

- To help Father Noel and our School to prepare for the Celebration of Mass 

- To lead the School in Collective Worship 

- To ensure our prayer areas around School always look their best 

- To be involved with planning celebrations connected to the seasons of the Church 

 

Introduction:

This year, we have founded our Faith Leaders group at School with the intention of giving all children the opportunity to have more say about how we gather, listen and respond to the Word of God before going forth to walk in the footsteps of Christ. Our School Faith Leaders will become role models of faith in our school, sharing their love of prayer and worship with all members of our School community. 

 

All children from years 1 to 6 were given the opportunity to show us what Collective Worship means to them. After a very difficult decision-making process, one representative from each year group was chosen to be a part of our first Faith Leaders group. 

 

Our Faith leaders will meet on a regular basis to begin learning how to carry out their vital roles in leading members of our School community in worship. 

 

Upcoming Projects 

 

Our Faith Leaders have done a fantastic job of assisting with each of the Masses celebrated in school this year and look forward to continuing to welcome each year group to Mass throughout the rest of the year.  

 

During discussions in our first meetings, Faith Leaders have blown us away with their deep spirituality and faithfulness, making suggestions for themes and supporting activities for Collective Worship throughout the school year. We are all very excited to see where they take us next. 

 

Faith Leaders

Year 6

Alan 

Year 5

Aliya 

Year 4

Vanessa 

Year 3

Patrick 

Year 2

Caitlin 

Year 1

Gabriella

 

Child-led Collective Worship 

 

During our early conversations as a group, it was evident that children really enjoy planning and leading Collective Worship in their classrooms. However, all Faith Leaders stated that they would like some more guidance to increase their independence in thinking of meaningful ideas for themes and readings to use to praise God during these sessions. 

 

As a result, we have spent a great deal of time designing a guidance frame for use during each of the four stages of Collective Worship, to help prompt thoughts and ideas during the planning process. 

 

We have also created a Liturgical Calendar of Themes, to guide children in making appropriate links between the current Liturgical Season, themes for the season, scripture sources, prayers, music, artwork and of course the Values and Virtues of focus in School. 

 

All of our wonderful Faith Leaders have had a hand in creating these resources and understand how to use them, so that they may be of support to their peers in class when planning and leading Collective Worship.

 

These resources have now been published below, so please take a look and feel free to use them during family Collective Worship sessions at home.

Collective Worship Guidance Grid

Collective Worship Guidance Grid 1

Liturgical Calendar of Themes - Spring 2

Liturgical Calendar of Themes - Spring 2 1
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