Our pupils staff and governors have all been involved in developing our Christian Values: Love, Trust, Perseverance, Hope, Forgiveness & Respect. It is these values that form the foundations at Burscough Bridge Methodist school and underpin everything we do.
We also celebrate all the major Christian festivals throughout the year. Parents are often invited to join us, either at school with our local Methodist minister or at our Church. These include the Christmas, Easter and Harvest services.
Psalm 116 verse 5 'The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.'
Proverbs Chapter 17 verse 17 ‘A friend loves at all times’.
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Proverbs 3:5 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding."
Hebrews 10:36 'For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.'
Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord,plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope."
Collective worship is a special time where the whole school
comes together during the assembly. We make no assumption that all
have the same beliefs and values. This special time gives us the opportunity to
discuss, experience reflect and celebrate:
Express praise and give thanks to God
Affirm Christian values and attitudes
Be still and reflect
Share each other’s joys and challenges
Explore the big questions of life and respond to national
Reflect on the teachings of Christ through Biblical text
Celebrate special times in the Christian calendar
Engage in an act of community
Experience and respond to Methodist & Anglican traditions and practices
Foster respect and deepen spiritual awareness
Monday: We gather together and focus on a new theme each half term for our collective worship. The themes include our Christian Values and a range of other ideas relevant to our children's experiences. Our themes can also be responsive to what is happening in the wider world. This is led by the Headteacher. Our children are regularly involved in leading different aspects of our worship including lighting the candle, singing, prayer and opportunities for quiet reflection.
Monday: Quite Time; Is an enrichment activity during lunch time play where the children can freely come to our workshops lead by our pastoral care volunteers.
Tuesday: Rev Tindsley leads the collective worship every two weeks, in the other weeks each class takes turns to lead worship.
Tuesday: Story Time is a lunch time enrichment club ran by our wonderful church volunteers. Taking time to connect with the children and focus on our Christian Values within a story.
Wednesday: Prayer and Praise which is led by the class teachers this is an opportunity for the whole school to sing together.
Thursday: Each class works together to plan their collective worship for the following weeks.
Friday: We share all that has happened during the week as a whole school and community. We celebrate Birthdays, share school news and certificates are awarded for learning, friendship and for demonstrating our Christian Values.
Daily: During all of our daily worship, we sing, pray, and reflect on John Wesley's teachings.
While Burscough Bridge Methodist School is a Methodist school, we are committed to respecting individual beliefs. Upon entrance to the school, parents are made aware of the Christian basis of our teaching. If parents wish to withdraw their child from Collective Worship then please consult the Headteacher.
We celebrate the cultural diversity of all the members of our school and have a cohesive community. Whilst Collective Worship will always reflect the Christian ethos of our school, we respect and acknowledge the variety of religious observances which are represented in our school and within the wider community. We acknowledge too that there are those of no faith who choose to be part of our school community.
Trust [noun] 1. [uncountable] the
belief that somebody/something is good, sincere, honest, etc. and will not try
to harm or trick you.
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word
I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?
It is the feeling of being sure about something, even if it can not be proved."