Federation of Bursledon CE (C) Infant and Bursledon Junior Schools
“Let us love one another, for love comes from God”
1 John 4 verse 7
“ So in everything do to others what you would have them do to you”
Matthew 7 verse 12
Jesus said, “I have come that you may have life – life in all its fullness”
John 10 verse 10
It is a statutory requirement for all schools to hold a broadly Christian act of collective worship on a daily basis. Here at Bursledon Federation, worship is a special time and is a very important part of our day. It is an integral part of daily life and helps us develop our Christian values. Regular leaders of worship are the staff, the vicar and other members of the parish family, the children and other visitors to our schools.
Collective worship is carefully planned with themes linked to the church year and our chosen Christian values. Opportunities for the children to reflect on the key question or theme are offered with a focus on how it has changed them and their thinking. Children are actively encouraged to respond in a variety of ways both during and after worship.
Parents have the right to withdraw their child from collective worship. However, our collective worship is inclusive and, although rooted in the Christian faith, is accessible to all members of the school community, whatever their religious background or beliefs.
Below are some examples of children's reflections and responses to worship.