Although we couldn’t fulfil all our plans for Worship Week, the children still had many opportunities to enjoy new activities and watch class mates, as well as professional actors deliver their ideas and beliefs. At the beginning of the week, the 4Front theatre company presented `The Fishermens’ Tale’, an all singing, dancing version of the story of Jesus and his disciples. The standard of the presentation was very high and we all agreed that it was one of the most exciting and innovative groups we had ever seen at school.
We thought about new ways to pray and how we could use everyday objects to remind us of what we should be grateful for. The children passed round a `Prayer Bag’ and took out an object without looking, and then had to think of what it prompted them to say thank you for.
In the Ocean and Mountain class, the children made prayer strings writing words that resonated with them and their understanding of God and Jesus.
As a whole school project, each class had a part of a large wooden cross to colour ready for fixing together and displaying in our entrance hall.
The teachers stepped aside and handed the responsibility for planning a whole school assembly to a group of Year 5 and 6 children. They were asked to present to the school how the Curriculum at Great Rollright is presented in all its aspects through our embracing of the story of the Good Shepherd. Their performance included drama, music, readings and prayer and was hugely enjoyed by everyone.