Worship in School
We have close links with our Churches and often welcome clergy and visitors into school from our Church Parishes as well as those from the Congleton area.
Every Tuesday Reverend Arch leads our worship, parents are more than welcome to join us for this special worship time at 9.10am.
This years worship will explore the themes of our school Christian Values.
Autumn Term - Communion
Spring Term - Agape
Summer Term - Justice
When there is a 5th Sunday in the month, a United benefice service is held in the school hall. Our church community is special to us and where possible, school is involved in this and contribute to the service.
2019-20 and 50 years of Marton!
In our 50th year we are rebranding our wonderful school and re-establishing our school vision for the future!
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We continue to raise money for Mosquito nets!
To support our link school 'Braintrust Primary School' in Uganda, we are raising money to protect the children and their local communities from deadly diseases.
We are proud to frequently welcome Gerry who enables our link. This year we were especially proud to receive a cross gifted to our school by Brain Trust School - beautifully created in Ugandan flag colours.
July 2019 Goodbye to our y6 leavers in our finished prayer garden
As our school prayer garden is finished we bless our Y6 children. Our prayer garden, filled with growing seeds and plants, seemed a fitting place to wish them luck as they grow and move onto their next stage.
Craftivism at Marton! June 2019
What is craftivism?
It is to be an activist - courageous about a cause but to be peaceful, thoughtful and create something to raise awareness.
Our whole school underwent a project to promote various causes within their classes (recycling, caring for wildlife, reducing waste, reusing materials etc). This gave the children a chance to quietly and thoughtfully create products to sell and raise awareness. It was a tremendous success!
Ash Wednesday March 2019
Ash Wednesday was a special service where children could receive the ash cross like many Christians across the world if they wanted to. We learned about this special festival in the Christian calendar during worship.
Remembrance Day November 2018
As we prepare to remember those who died for us, we create dozens of poppies to send off to our link churches in this anniversary year. Lest we forget!
April 2018 United Benefice Church Service
We are very proud of the children who came to represent their school on a Sunday to talk about Ethos group, our Prayer garden that is under construction and to help Rev'd Arch in conducting this special service.
29.4.18 Hard at work in the prayer garden - thanks to all volunteers!
Christingle Service - 27th November 2017
Many thanks to year 4 and Reverend Arch for leading a beautiful Christingle service. We all paired up with another class to make our Chrsitingles, it was lovely to see all our children helping each other.t
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Harvest Festival - 18th October
It was lovely to see so many parents and carers join us at our Harvest Festival this year. We enjoyed a morning of music and poetry that celebrated God's gifts to us. We are especially grateful for the generosity of our school family as we were able to send many gifts of food to The Storehouse to help those in our community who need our support. Rev. Arch reminded us that our Harvest is a great example of how we can put our Christian Values of Communion, Agape & Justice into action.
Communion Christian Values Day - 13th October
We started our Communion Values Day with a beautiful communion service led by Rev. Arch and Year 4. During the day the children took part in many activities that allowed us to explore the meaning of thankfulness.
Year 4 led our beautiful Christingle service.
Values Day - Autumn 2016
We celebrated our value of communion by starting the day with a very special communion service led by Reverend Arch who was accompanied by Reverend Soult.
Some members of the school family went to the front for Eucharist or a blessing, then a representative from each class was blessed on behalf of the whole class.
This special service allowed the children to experience religion first hand.
Key Stage One continued the day by making bread and then gathering for a feast.
Values Day at Marton - May 2016
We ended the first half of the summer term with a very special day that focused on our school values - agape, communion and justice.
Our theme this year was prayer and the aim of the day was for the KS2 children to collectively create a prayer for each of our values and for KS1 and Foundation Stage to send a prayer up into the sky on a balloon.
This day was action packed and saw the year groups mixing together to experience a carousel of activities based around our values. We ended the day by gathering together in the hall and sharing our values prayers and finally we all went up onto the field to watch the prayer balloons float off into the distance!
We have a super team here at Marton and welcomed parents, grandparents, Beth and Marie Claire from New Life Church and Chris Gilbert the Art and Soul man to join us in making this day extra special for the children. Everyone pulled together once again and we are so thankful for the support of all of these people!
Here is a taster of what happened on the day...
Easter at Marton
A great big thank you to Beth Cosgrove (and squark) from NLC for coming to teach some Easter lessons in exciting and new ways.
Reverend Arch took worship and helped us reflect upon the Easter story.
In and around school... Easter nests, chicks, eggs hunts and more...
We had a beautiful, whole school Christingle service. We all worked together and joined up with another class to make our christingles, we had a sticky but fun time making them. The year 4 class led our worship and we all were able to enjoy a quiet, candlelit time of prayer and reflection.
THANK YOU GOD FOR THE HARVEST!
Thank you to everyone who joined us for a fantastic Harvest Festival. We enjoyed some brilliant performances of songs, French, dancing and poetry.
Christmas Nativity Cribs
We are proud of our strong relationship with our churches and we were delighted to present the gift of a Christmas Nativity Crib to each Church at the beginning of advent 2014 inspired by St Francis!
Christian Values Week
2015 marked the launch of our School Christian Values. Marton School worked with our local church communities to explore, learn and develop 3 distinct values that feed into the social, cultural, spiritual and moral fibre of our school and community. They are Agape, Communion and Justice.