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Christian Distinctiveness

Church School Partnerships

 

At St Christopher's School, we endeavour to work with a range of organisations and charities to enable our children to learn about kindness, teamwork and be inspired to change the world for the better. We believe this gives every child the oppourtunity to SHINE and 'be the best they can be' by supporting important causes.

 

St Matthew's Church, Langford

 

 

We are extremely proud of our links with St Matthew's Church. We frequently enjoy visiting the church for important events such as Harvest Festival, Christmas and Easter. We also visit as part of RE lessons occasionally. Our Reverends Margot and Harry are regular visitors in school for assemblies across the academic year and are part of special community occasions. 

Jeans for Genes

 

 

The Jeans for Genes campaign raises awareness of the daily challenges faced by those living with a genetic condition and raises money to fund projects that make a tangible difference to the lives of those affected.

 

Jeans for Genes Day - Take part from Mon 19th - Sun 25th September

 

On Thursday 22nd September 2022, we held our Jeans for Genes Day and raised an amazing total of £167 for this wonderful charity!

Royal British Legion

 

 

The Royal British Legion is at the heart of a national network that supports our Armed Forces community. 

 

Every year, we spend time as a school community exploring and understanding the importance of Remembrance. Children have a deep rooted understanding of the need to remember and pay our respects as a community. We visit the memorial in Langford and complete the silence and reflection together.

Children in Need

 

 

BBC Children in Need exists to change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. 

The money raised to support disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. BBC Children in Need is currently supporting over 2400 local charities and projects in communities across the UK that are helping children and young people facing a range of disadvantages such as living in poverty, being disabled or ill, or experiencing distress, neglect or trauma.

 

Together we can change young lives - BBC Children in Need

 

We hope to raise money to support this vital cause for children across the UK.

Save the Children

 

In the UK and around the world, Save the Children make sure children keep safe, healthy and learning.

 

Save the Children UK | International Children's Charity

 

We hope to raise funds for this amazing charity helping children around the world.

Easter Gardens

Ukraine Day March 2022

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We held a day for Ukraine today - the children spent time talking about how we can be just like the Good Samaritan and help the people of Ukraine.

'Be the best we can be for ourselves and others' 

This week we held an assembly all about the Good Samaritan and how we can all be like him. The worship team helped to lead the assembly and asked the children what they could do to be just like the Good Samaritan. 

The ideas the children came up with were fabulous. 

"We could raise money for charity" "We could send help to the people of Ukraine" "We could help our friends when they feel sad" " We could show courage" 

 

The worship team made a note of these fantastic ideas and displayed them on the worship display. 

Every day the children of St Christopher's make me feel proud. 

 

Remembrance Day 2021

At St Christopher's CE School we provide a happy, nurturing and supportive environment founded on the principles of the Christian faith; helping to develop children’s spiritual growth and moral understanding. All members of our school community are valued and respected, so that everyone can have a positive attitude. Our vision 'Be the best we can be for ourselves and others' permeates through everything we do. 

 

Our school’s Christian character contributes significantly to the academic achievement, personal development and well-being of all learners. Although we are a church school, we are inclusive to all members of the community we serve. Our aim is that pupils from all faiths and those without a faith feel safe and happy, secure in the knowledge that their beliefs are respected and valued.

The Christian character is evident in the strong sense of respect existing between staff and pupils, who are proud to flourish at our special school. 

 

 

Collective Worship 

At St Christopher's CE School, our daily act of collective worship is an important part of the day when we gather as a school or class community to reflect, think and pray. It is a time when we think about our school vision and promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our children.

Collective worship is led by class teachers, the worship team and Reverend MacInnes.  We are fortunate to be able to invite visitors to also talk to the children as part of our annual programme.

 

Prayer and Reflection 

At St Christopher's prayer forms part of our daily act of collective worship. We recognise that prayers can only have a religious significance for some, but they have potential to give spiritual insights for all.

Adults, the worship team and children lead prayer at our school. We recognise that prayer does not have to be spoken and we often use silence and stillness to reflect upon our thoughts and feelings. We like to light the candles when we do this. 

 

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