Collective worship – Roots and Fruits
We use Roots and Fruits as the main focus for our collective worship.
Roots and Fruits provides creative collective worship for primary schools based in Christian values themes over a period of two years. Rooted in Bible teaching, twelve Christian values represent the fruit that grows as the teaching is lived out in everyday life.
The value for the Spring Term 1 is Perseverance
and Spring Term 2 is Justice
Eager to continue
Running the race
Sticking with things
Encouraging each other to keep going
Valuing the support of others
Eyes fixed on the target
Reaching a goal over time
Aiming to complete the task
Not giving up
Commitment to keep going
Ending up where you want to be
Make us more like your disciple Barnabas.
Help us to,
Use our eyes to notice,
Use ours ears to listen,
Use our voice to encourage,
And use our hands to help.
Judging what is right
Understanding what is fair
Standing up for those who need help
Trying to listen to both sides
Informed and wise decisions
Caring enough to take action
Equal opportunities for all
Lord Jesus Christ
In your own life on earth, you took care to listen well to people,
especially the people who no one else bothered with.
You were passionate about seeking justice for everyone.
Give us wisdom when we need to make decisions.
Help us not to jump to conclusions but to try to hear both sides,
giving everyone a chance speak.
And when we get it wrong, give us the humility and courage to say sorry.
Space Makers is a resource for schools and churches from the Diocese of Oxford. Accessible to pupils of all faiths and worldviews, five contemplative practices help schools to embrace some of the ancient wisdom of the Christian tradition and, in doing so, assist children to navigate the world around them. Climate anxiety and the vast increase in screen time and exposure to social media seem to be causes of deteriorating mental health in young people.
The ancient contemplative traditions of Christianity, like its secular cousin ‘mindfulness’, have a lot to offer at this time. Space Makers brings five contemplative practices into the life of our schools.