Prayer and Worship

Prayer and worship are central to the daily life of our school. We provide opportunities for children’s spiritual growth and development through participation in a range of forms of worship and through experiencing different forms of prayer.

School prayers are said at the beginning and end of the day and before lunch, as well as at the start and end of RE lessons.  Pupils have the opportunity to write their own prayers, to spontaneously pray at focal points around the school, including class prayer corners and to participate in Christian meditation and Lectio Divina.

Throughout the liturgical year, key events are celebrated including Christingle, Stations of the Cross, Ash Wednesday and key Feast Days through Masses and liturgies – some in school and some at St. Wilfrid of York, our local Parish church.  Our School Chaplaincy team play a key role in leading some of these events.  The children also participate in weekly child-led liturgies within their classes.  These are written by and led by the pupils, including the creation of a suitable focal point, related to the theme of the liturgy.

St Clare’s Primary School, A Catholic Voluntary Academy