Here at Marton, Collective Worship sows the seeds of a values education and incorporates an SMSC education. We promote the vision and values of our school through the Christian tradition of Anglican worship. Our School family gathers together for quality time to encounter God's love and join in an expression of reverence, celebration, thanks, praise and prayer. We Nurture spiritual growth and invite the development of prayer and reflection for all members of our school community, providing opportunities for all to participate in worship and GROW in faith. Collective worship inspires pupils to know their worth as a child of God and to faithfully go out into the world in encouragement.
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Distinctively Christian in character, Collective worship at Marton and District CE A Primary School is central to the life of the school. It is an affirmation and celebration of our vision, values and ethos where the Trinity lies at its focus.
Securely based on the Bible and teaching of Jesus, Collective Worship develops an understanding of the Christian faith and Anglican practise through appropriate biblical and liturgical content that pupils learn and experience, so they can reflect upon the essential features within the rich traditions of Anglican worship and prayer.
Collective worship is an entitlement to all, is valued and holds high status in our school family. We serve to build understanding, respect and empathy in pupils, preparing them for life in the wider world.
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.
We were pleased to continue Collective worship via Zoom during Covid times
Each year we pair up with another class to make our Christingles, it's always lovely to see all our children helping each other in preparation for a beautiful, whole school Christingle service.
The year 4 class lead this special worship and we all enjoy a quiet, candlelit time of prayer and reflection.
Gifts of Nativity Cribs at our united benefice service
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!
It's always great to welcome Gerry who is our link to 'Good Luck School' in Uganda. It is thanks to Gerry that we have formed friends in Uganda and been able to make a difference to communities needing support. We have launched our mission to raise funds for mosquito nets and save lives, as well as supporting the school and the building of latrines for the teachers and pupils.
To celebrate our termly value of Agape: Hope, we ended the Spring term with a ‘Holy week experience’. It was a wonderful interactive way to experience the story and to reflect upon new beginnings, forgiveness and hope.
We worked with our Churches to bring enjoyment and reflection to a very busy Maundy Thursday.
Goodbye to our Y6 leavers in the 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.
Spring 2018 United Benefice Church Service
Working together to create our prayer garden
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.