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Collective Worship

Collective Worship and Special Assemblies at Wymondham

Collective Worship is an integral part of our school ethos and life. It involves all members of our school coming together to share moments of quiet reflection as we celebrate life, thankfulness and show reverence to God. Everyone takes an active role in our worship, although parents and carers do have the right to withdraw their child from participation if they choose to do so.


Every day, we create time and space for quiet moments of reflection and prayer; together, we say our special school prayer, as well as prayers for lunch time and home time. We come together for our daily worship which focus each week on a different Christian Value. Our worships are led by teachers, children and special visitors, telling stories, singing hymns and sharing themes which we invite everyone to reflect on and participate in.


Our children are keen to share a spontaneous prayer of their own at the end of worship as we light a candle and dim the lights to create a spiritual ambience that our school community can enjoy together. Our children are encouraged to put their hands together and close their eyes or focus on the flicker of the flame of the candle as we show our thankfulness to each other and to God.


Most of our worships are held in school or the Village Hall but on certain occasions, we walk to our local parish church (St Peter's Church) to enjoy services with members of our local clergy. We also create opportunities to visit other places of worship, such as the Hindu and Sikh temples in Leicester, these create fun and memorable experiences of how other faiths celebrate and worship.


Hymn Practice


We host regular Hymn practice which forms another part of our worship. This gives us the opportunity to discuss the meaning and significance of the songs through singing and discussion.


Worship Leaders


Our worships are led by lots of different people in our community. Whilst our teachers take turns to lead many, our children also have opportunities to get involved in setting up and leading worship with their own PowerPoints, stories, quizzes and reflective questions and prayers. Reverend David also join us in a weekly worship.


Open Worship


Fortnightly, we invite parents and families to join us for a special assembly. These assemblies are always very memorable and are a special way of sharing with families what we have been doing each week. We sing songs and say prayers as well as sharing learning and celebrating the children’s achievements together with awards. Some of these awards include:


Merit Certificate

These are awarded to children who have worked hard and produced exceptionally good work. They link to Christian values such as perseverance, creativity, and wisdom.


Hand of Friendship Certificate

Hand of Friendship certificates are awarded for doing something special to help or showing an act of kindness without being prompted. They link to Christian values such as friendship, kindness, and love.


Special Events Award

These are awarded to children in recognition for those who have worked hard and made great achievements in sporting or music events, either individually or as teams. This links to Christian values such as koinonia, creativity, and friendship.