At Barford St Peter’s C of E Primary School Christian values are embedded in many parts of the curriculum. The children receive a variety of opportunities to enhance their spirituality and each class has its own spiritual area where they can reflect and write comments in ‘The Class Journal’. There are also opportunities for prayer and reflection during times of worship and throughout the school day. Children are invited to use the Reflection Garden to write prayers or have quiet thinking time.
At Barford St Peter’s we believe it is very important that the children learn about other faiths and cultures from visits, visitors and links with other countries. In summer 2014 we visited the Gurdwara in Leamington and then in 2015 we visited the Mosque in Coventry. Our long term plan is to visit a variety of places of worship each year to enhance the learning that takes place in school.
Our children are invited to join the ‘Collective Worship Group’. They take responsibility for parts of whole school worship, they set up, open and close assemblies. The pupils also plan and lead assemblies linked to our half-termly themes. Children are invited to write prayers and each class has its own prayer book. There are numerous displays around the school enabling children to reflect upon the half termly theme, ensuring that it influences their thinking and behaviour.
Reverend Jessett regularly leads Collective Worship.