The guiding lights are an important part of our Christian school family. These year 6 children play a vital part in supporting RE and worship in school.
The role of our guiding lights is as follows:
Follow this page to find out more information about what our guiding lights have been up to in school each half term.
Even though this has been the first term we have been doing our roles, we have been very busy. We have been spending time going round school looking at the RE displays in the classrooms and checking that we are happy with them. We have realised we are really lucky to have such beautiful displays in our classes that not only look amazing but also really help us with our RE work.
We have also helped to lead a key stage 2 worship, all about the Christian value we have focused on this half term, generosity. We told the following story about a lion and a mouse and saw how generosity and kindness were clear to see throughout this story. We loved that it promoted the message that: 'No act of kindness is every wasted!'
A Lion lay asleep in the forest, his great head resting on his paws. A timid little Mouse came upon him unexpectedly, and in her fright and haste to get away, ran across the Lion’s nose. Woken from his nap, the Lion laid his huge paw angrily on the tiny creature to kill her.
“Spare me!” begged the poor Mouse. “Please let me go and some day I will surely repay you.”
The Lion was much amused to think that a Mouse could ever help him. But he was generous and finally let the Mouse go.
Some days later, while stalking his prey in the forest, the Lion was caught in the trap of a hunter’s net. Unable to free himself, he filled the forest with his angry roaring. The Mouse knew the voice and quickly found the Lion struggling in the net. Running to one of the great ropes that bound him, she gnawed and chewed it until it parted, and soon the Lion was free.
“You laughed when I said I would repay you,” said the Mouse. “Now you see that even a Mouse can help a Lion.”
We also helped to organise the MacMillan Coffee Morning. We raised an amazing amount of money at this event and really put into practise our Christian Values.
We hope you have enjoyed reading about what we have done this half term.
During this half term, we have again helped Reverend Toby deliver worship. We have also helped to play our part in an Easter service, where a number of Primary Schools joined in. This was a really lovely opportunity to share our Christian Values with other Primary Schools and to reflect on the real meaning of Easter.
We have continued to monitor RE displays and Bible corners in classrooms and we enjoy being given the chance to wander around school and talk to some of the younger children to see what they have been learning about in RE and worship.
We are really excited to get our school prayer garden running again in the summer term. We have discussed what we want to do with the prayer garden and how we are going to make this work for the rest of the school. We looked at what activities we could run during our dinner times in the prayer garden and what we wanted to provide for the rest of the school by them coming into our prayer garden. We are also going to work with the Eco Committee to make sure that the prayer garden is looking beautiful again.