Blue Sky Worship
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Please note that this resource is a work in progress and will be added to as the year goes on; taking into account feedback and impact from our schools. As such please feel free to contact us with your own thoughts and ideas.
Introduction to the resource
Worship outdoors has a different feel from worship in the school building. It isn’t just ‘normal worship’ happening outside, instead it attempts to engage the pupils in a creative, prayerful, and reflective manner with creation and maybe even the creator. The more creative nature of the worship can make everyone feel more readily included. Outdoors is also the perfect setting to look at some of life’s big issues that impact both our local communities and also the wider world.
This ‘Blue Sky Worship’ resource attempts to bring together a number of different approaches to worship and spiritual development in an aim to be as meaningful and engaging to as many as possible.
The word “meditate” simply means to think deeply about something and is a practice that has been used by people of many faiths and beliefs since the earliest of times.
Children today are exposed to adult pressures… at very early ages. Meditation simply and immediately helps them to cope and survive these forces. Teachers notice the benefits very quickly in classes and schools where meditation becomes part of the regular experience of the children.
Meditation – Outreach of The World Community for Christian Meditation
This is a complete resource that enables you to introduce a time of meditation into the daily routine of your classroom.
Rainbow Small Group Worship
Collective worship in a classroom has a different feel from worship in the hall. The more intimate nature of the worship can make everyone feel more readily included. It is also the perfect setting to look at some of life’s big issues in a prayerful and reflective manner. This resource supports small group worship through the six themes of:
Please see the document below for useful website to help plan you collective worship. You should find these resources useful for both whole school and class worship. The document has been hyperlinked to take you to the relevant website. Click to on document below to open
Rainbow Worships: Supporting well-being through collective worship and spiritual development.
A set of 10 worship plans, with supporting PowerPoint presentations, to assist worship leaders to actively engage children in worship. The Rainbow Worship resource provides a starting point to deliver worships that begin to respond to feelings that children may have experienced during the lockdown measures.
Worship Together – Rend Co. Kids
If you are looking for worship songs to use with your children then click here to be taken to ‘Rend Co. Kids’ – you will find numerous worship songs to use and they are free.
Sing out the Values
If you are looking for songs that are value based please click here.
Thy Kingdom Come- New
Promoting a prayer culture in your schools and encouraging families to pray together. Click here to be taken to the resource.
Picture News. We are a team of teachers past and present led by Katie and Rob Harrison. We understand the time constraints of teachers and recognise that children can relate well to the world around them.
We aim to make lives easier by providing an instant resource for schools to use in a variety of ways, we are very passionate about making resources that can make a difference to the children in the schools we work with.
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Scripture Union have written some collective worship resources for primary and secondary schools entitled ‘Thy Kingdom Come.’ Click on the icon below to be taken to their website and the resource.
The Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich have worship resources that you might find useful. Please click on the link below to be taken to their website and the resource.
The Diocese of Salisbury have worship resources called ‘Reflection Dairies’. Click on the link below to be taken to their website and the resource.
The Diocese of Derby have worship resources developed by Alison Brown called ‘Seeing Anew.’ Click on the link below to be taken to their website and the resource.
Christian values 4 schools is an excellent website for Christian values that have been linked to scripture and biblical story. This website was created by the National Society. Click on link below:
Imaginor ‘Roots and Fruits’ is an excellent resource for teaching Christian values. Click on link below:
Below are 5 downloadable collective worships for Harvest, Christmas and Easter. Each one has a beautifully designed character that can be used to bring the worship alive.