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Prayer

 

In school we pray in lots of different ways:

  • There are regular prayer services in classrooms, led by both staff and pupils.
  • All classrooms have prayer areas that include liturgical images, artefacts and prayers.
  • Children's own prayers are offered at Mass.
  • Time and opportunities are given for personal prayer time (especially during Advent and Lent).
  • All assemblies and gatherings in school have a religious and prayer focus for the whole community.

We also work hard to include families in the prayer life of our school. We do this by:

  • Encouraging parents and families to attend Masses, assemblies and collective worship.
  • Sending prayer bags home containing specific liturgical materials for families to share prayer time together.

Prayers we learn at SS Mary and John's

Chaplaincy Team

At our school, we have a fabulous Chaplaincy Team who contribute to our Catholic Life ethos.  These children applied for their position and were chosen to be role models in our faith.  The team members are: Keelan, Lamoy, Zayne, Carina, Ameriah, Andrea,Kamil, Lilly, Kornel, Destiny, Joseph, Sara-Maria, Alicia, Carmel and Malachy.  

 

So far this year we have:

  • Led voluntary prayer sessions during our break times
  • Set up The Stations of the Cross outside in our school grounds
  • Encouraged everyone to write a pledge to look after our Common Home
  • Proposed plans to develop a Key Stage 2 Prayer area
  • Led collective worship for the whole of Key Stage 2
  • Monitored our classroom prayer areas
  • Organised the shoe box appeal for migrants
  • Led the Crowning of Mary procession
  • Carried out pupil interviews about child-led collective worship.
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