Worship group meet to expand their faith in God and to share their ideas with others, contributing to Collective worship in school and using their ideas in the classrooms and around school.
This year we have been developing the theme of prayer and thinking of different ways children can pray. We led Collective worship in December for the whole school. The photo above shows the different types of prayer we discussed in the assembly and how to use them. We talked about chatterbox prayers where children use the game to choose how to pray. We shared the thank you prayers below. We showed playdough prayer, making an initial of someone we care for, making it into a ball to represent the family, or making it into a heart for someone we love. We showed a bottle filled with glitter and plastic bands which we hold and watch to concentrate and turn our thoughts to God. We also talked about a prayer tree, then lit a candle to focus on God’s light in our lives.
Worship group attended a schools forum recently where the focus of the morning was prayer.
The children were given a button to think about the world and the four holes represented the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and ourselves. We also thought about a button being used to mend things, like our world which needs mending and praying for.
They made bracelets where each colour bead represented a line from the Lord’s Prayer. These were very popular!
They wrote a prayer for people they knew and placed it under the cross, taking wool to weave across to make a full picture.
The children held a dice where each number represented something of God, for example 1- God, 2- Old and new Testaments, 3- the Trinity, 4- The 4 Gospels, 5- 5 loaves and fishes, 6- 6 days to make the world before a day of rest. They thought about what their favourite number meant to them.
They made a twirling loop made from one strip of paper to represent God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
What a wonderful way to meet with other children , make friends and learn about prayer.