Christian Distinctiveness

As a Church of England Primary School, Christian values are at the heart of our community: Love, care, sharing, forgiveness, trust, tolerance, peace, respect and thankfulness all shape and guide our work and play, together. We share a desire to celebrate and nurture the uniqueness of every single person, treat others as you would expect to be treated yourself, and to celebrate fairness for all. We share a vision of supporting each child to build a secure foundation of ‘values’ for their lives.

These distinctively Christian Values are very much reflected in our whole school values of friendship and belonging, respect, forgiveness and enjoyment. 

The Diocese of Leciester
We work closely with the diocese of Leicester, who priovide us with our programme of collective worship and a wide range of professional support and wider opportunities for our children to develop their relationship with God. Please follow this link to visit the Diocese Website.

St Georges Church, Swannington
We have a close relationship with our local church, where the children visit on a regular basis for services and special events. Pictured below are the children enjoying an Easter Experience, where they learned about the Easter Story with members of the local and surrounding churches. Most recently our children attended a Christmas Carol Service for the children, parents and members of the wider community.

Open the Book
Open The Book is a three year rolling programme of themed and dramatised storytelling. A team of volunteers from Swannington, Whitwick and Thringstone Church use drama, mime, props, costume – and even the children and staff themselves – to present the Bible stories in lively and informative ways.

The children very much enjoy the assemblies and most recently they enjoyed a party in assembly as the ‘Open the Book’ Team, alongside our children, retold Luke 14 The Parable of the Great Banquet.

Primary Concern 
Primary Concern is part of the ministry of the Church of the Martyrs, Leicester. Since 1994 we have been fortunate enough to have had Chrisitan puppetier John Fryer in school to share bible stories with the children as part of collective worship. 

With his puppet friends he brings the Bible to life with humour and enthusiasm and this all makes for a memorable and profitable experience for all who attend his assemblies.

 

After School Church
We regulalry host After School Church activities for children and families in the local community. These are run jointly between ourselves and members of the church. 

Ashby Youth for Christ
Ashby Youth for Christ regulalry come into school to support our collective worship.

Chapel in the Valley, Wesleyan Reform 
We work closely with members of The Chapel in the Valley, who recently gave our children the opportunity to visit a prayer room in school. Birch Classroom was transformed into a quiet space giving children the chance to reflect whilst doing a range of activities. These included making pipe cleaner people, designing a hand for our family tree and sharing a message for someone special as part of our friendship flower. 

The children very much enjoyed the experience, saying how quiet it was and how peaceful it felt in the room. Chapel in the Valley run a number of Youth Groups and holiday activities, which are attended by a number of our children and ex pupils. The Chapel also kindly fun a youth worker, who comes into school regulalry to support children's learning and further our link with the church.

For more information on the Church please visit www.chapelinthevalley.com.