Awe and wonder

In modern educational terms, the moments in a school day (and beyond) that lead one to pause and reflect when in the momentary presence of something Greater.

Creativity and compassion - Michael Faraday

KS2Collective Worship, Classroom ReflectionVideo
An idea for collective worship, exploring the values of compassion and creativity through the life and work of the scientist Michael Faraday.

The goldfish bowl: Why did Jesus come?

KS1, KS2, Whole schoolCollective Worship, Classroom Reflection
An activity using storytelling and symbols to explain the key Christian ideas about creation, fall, incarnation and redemption, especially the idea of Jesus as the Saviour of the world.

Rio - Christ the Redeemer statue

Whole schoolCollective Worship, Classroom Reflection
Collective Worship outline reflecting on the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Links with the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Writing parables about thankfulness, generosity and money

Cross-curricular links
One of the greatest exponents of persuasion through story was Jesus of Nazareth with his parables. Many of Jesus' parables used everyday events and concerns about money, status and possessions to make their point. This is a creative writing exercise.