Collective Worship Forum October 18th 2019

The theme for Collective Worship Forum was ‘Parables.’ The Forum was attended by 10 schools from across Dudley and the Diocese.

We looked at exploring parables through stories, songs
and crafts:
¨ Who told them?
¨ Where in the bible can you find them?
¨ What is a parable?
¨ What have you learnt from the parables you have heard today?

We had five stations and these were organised and run by members of our local churches. Including St james’s, Hope Baptsit Church, church for All and The Methodist Church.

We heard about the following parables;

  • The Wise and Foolish builders
  • The good Samaritan
  • The Mustard Seed
  • The Lost sheep
  • The Talents

Staff and pupils all had a fantastic morning and expressed how much they were looking forward to the next one!

Members of St James’s congregation provided and served refreshments for both the children and adults at the Forum.

The morning was finished in song led by Chris and Richard.

Quotes;

“It was an amazing experience” – pupil

“Well organised, thank you for giving your time.” – adult

“”We are going to get our children to teach other children the parables we have learnt.” – adult

“ A fabulous first visit to your worship forum. It was lovely to do some networking and create links. I can’t wait until June!” – adult

 

Theatre Visit

The Young Shakespeare Company visited Years 5 and 6 to perform one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays – Macbeth.

I really enjoyed it and the actors wore battle armour. Josh (Year 5)

All of the actors were really enthusiastic. Aiden (Year 5)

It was humorous and filled with action – it was amazing. Oliver (Year 6)

It was a dramatic play and we could feel the atmosphere in the hall. The audience created many of the sound effects which was great fun. At one point we had to chant some Shakespearean lines. Isabel (Year 6)

Harvest

On Friday 4th October we celebrated Harvest in school. All pupils and staff were invited to make a donation for the Black Country Food bank and we were overwhelmed by the response – the scarecrows made by Reception pupils even came to investigate! A huge thank you to everyone who contributed. To find out more about the Black Country Food bank please Click Here.

This harvest we have helped support the Black Country Food Bank. It is important to help those who are less fortunate than you and not to take what you have for granted.  Eleanor (Year 6)

Christians celebrate Harvest and say thank you to God for all he provides. We thought about how food should be shared by those who have more than they need.  Alex and Bryony (Year 6)

A thank you from the Food Bank