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Welcome toSt Oswald'sC of E AcademyChurch, School, Community

Worship Council

Spring 2

 

Our value for this half term is courage. We have been thinking about how different people from the Bible and throughout time have been courageous. We have also considered how we can 'encourage' and 'discourage' others through our own words and actions.

 

Ukraine fundraising update.....

As a school alone we have raised £1100 for Save The Children (this does not include donations for future events).

Added together with the donations collected by Holy Trinity & St Oswald's, Finingley and St Savior's, Auckley we now have a total of almost £1800.

Thank you to all for your amazing support and generosity. It is sad that we are having to do this but a wonderful way of showing our children how we can show love and support for those in need.

 

Can anyone make these?

https://www.skiptomylou.org/crochet-sunflower/

We are looking for volunteers who are able to crochet (or knit) to create yellow sunflowers which can be made into badges for the children. We would like to give them in exchange for donations, in support of Ukraine/Save the Children, as a way of the children being able to show their thoughts are with those in need.

A letter from Worship Council:

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

We have had a meeting this week, with Mrs Patton, to talk about the ongoing situation in Ukraine. We are proud of our school response so far and have been thinking of ways that we can continue to offer support to families, and especially children, who are being made refugees.

 

Our group have decided to hold a coffee afternoon on Friday 1st April at 2:30pm. Tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis, at a cost of £2.50 each and will include a cup of tea/coffee and a piece of cake. We will be running this ourselves with help from some of the adults in school. All proceeds will go to Save the Children to support Ukrainian refugees.

 

We are also going to talk to local garden centres to ask for donations of sunflower seeds. We would like to plant a seed, along the edge of the school field, for every child in our school to show that we continue to think and pray for the people of Ukraine.

 

After Easter, we will also be holding a blue and yellow non-uniform event – details to follow.

 

We hope you will support us with our ongoing plans.

 

Worship Council Reps

Samaritan’s Purse 2021

 

Once again we are joining with St Oswald’s & Holy Trinity Church in the ‘Operation Christmas Child’ shoebox appeal. If you wish to take part in this, filled shoeboxes should be sent into school during the week of (15th-19th November).

 

Ideas for shoebox items can be found by following the link below. Remember to label your shoebox to help identify which age child it would be suitable for:

 

https://sp-comm-arkfiles.s3.theark.cloud/website/pdfs/OCC/Gift-Suggestions/2021-Gift-Suggestions-PDF.pdf

 

This year we are operating as a ‘drop off location’ so can accept donations from the wider community. Please bring any filled shoeboxes to the main school reception.

An assembly from Rev Neil on the value 'Service'...

 

 

An assembly from Mrs Patton and Worship Council......

 

 

A virtual assembly from Reverend Neil. 

As we are unable to join together for our Easter Service this year, I asked Rev Neil if we could share something online. Here is what he has come up with! Happy Easter everyone!

 

Mrs P. 

Worship Council is made up of children from Year 3, 4, 5 and 6. 

 

For Worship Council 2019-2020 we have 10 members:

 

Y3

Rafe

Henry 

Y4

Emily 

Noah

Y5

Mally

Olivia 

Y6

Mason

Beth

 

Worship Council’s role is to help lead collective worship, monitor collective worship and help promote reflection and collective worship around the school. 

                                           THANKFULNESS

Autumn 1

 

This half term, our chosen value is 'Thankfulness'. This value forms the basis of our acts of Collective Worship and links with our Reflection Areas in class. Our Messy Church volunteers also focus on this value for our 'Messy Schools' sessions. 

 

                                                                              thankful bible verses

Doncaster Foodbank/Harvest

 

A huge thank you to everyone who donated produce for our Harvest Festival on Monday 7th October.  Along with donations from our church family, we were able to give 297.6kg of produce to the Doncaster Foodbank.  This amount of food will make 646 meals for people in crisis.

 

                                             COMPASSION

Autumn 2

 

This half term, our chosen value is 'Compassion'. This value forms the basis of our acts of Collective Worship and links with our Reflection Areas in class. Our Messy Church volunteers also focus on this value for our 'Messy Schools' sessions. 

 

                                 Ephesians 4:32

Support for local flood victims

 

Following the recent flooding in our local area, our Worship Council asked if they could do something to support families who were struggling. Through their combined efforts with our own families and our local church we were able to send lots of items such as mops, buckets, cleaning products, toiletries and food parcels to those in need. These have all been greatfully received. 

 

 

Samaritan's Purse Appeal

 

Once again this year we were able to support this worthy appeal. We held a special Collective Worship, where volunteers from the charity came in to talk to us about what we could put in our shoe box parcels and why they were so important to children around the world. In collaboration with our Church family we collected 53 filled shoe boxes, which were collected and are now travelling to children in countries such as Belarus.  Thank you to everyone who donated a shoe box to this appeal.

 

                                                          Operation Christmas Child

A Special Visitor

 

Bishop Pete visited our school on 26th November. He enjoyed participating in Collective Worship, where he told us about the work to support flood victims across Doncaster. He then spent some time with our Year 4 class where he was asked about life as a Bishop. This was followed by a tour of school with some of our Worship Councillors to visit each class. 

                                             PERSEVERANCE

Spring 1

 

This half term, our chosen value is 'Perseverance'. This value forms the basis of our acts of Collective Worship and links with our Reflection Areas in class. Our Messy Church volunteers also focus on this value for our 'Messy Schools' sessions.

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