Our Worship Leaders
At the Endowed, as a church school, we feel that collective worship is at the heart of the school day and it is something that every child (and adult), those with a faith or with none, are invited to engage with. Collective worship offers all our school community the time and space to think deeply, to ponder, to be still, and the opportunity to reflect on our world and our place in it.
Our Worship leaders are a team of children from year 6 who have taken on the role of helping our school improve our Collective Worship. There are 5 Worship leaders this year: Sonny, Alice, Lily, Hugo & Isla and they work closely with me.
Using the Canterbury Diocese resources- Lucy and William- a book which explains the structure and pattern of an act of collective worship in school - we meet together termly to discuss, plan and resource worship. The worship leaders help and support staff and local clergy at every collective worship.
Their roles include:
- Being positive role models during collective worship.
- Helping the school evaluate and improve collective worship both in school and at our weekly worship in St Alphege church.
- Gathering our school community for Collective Worship through greeting, lighting the candle, opening the worship and sending off with a thought and a prayer at the end.
- Contribute to worship through readings, songs, prayer, music, story and drama.
- Supporting our school as we learn about ,and live out, our Christian values: Love, Joy, goodness, resilience & trust
- Managing and operating IT during worship
- Designing and maintaining our prayer table and other areas around the school.
'We work together to make sure that God and Jesus are always at the centre
of everything we do in our school’