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School Prayers

Prayer Life and Worship
Through prayer and worship pupils are inspired to set their sights high and strive for excellence in every element of their school life. As they move around the school pupils are constantly reminded, through displays, of their responsibilities to care for, respect each other and shine out.
We pray every day together in a variety of ways. There are formal prayers during the day when pupils come together as a class to offer their day to God in the mornings, to bless their food and thank God for it at lunchtimes and to ask for God’s continued protection at the end of the school day.
School Prayers
The school holds regular assemblies when pupils are encouraged to pray and praise God through song and through prayers created by themselves. Pupils are given the opportunity to plan and lead an act of worship weekly. They plan and write prayers as part of classroom and whole school Masses and prayer services.  In every year group two children are chosen as prayer leaders and they lead prayer in the daily acts of collective worship. Every day, in every class there is an act of Christian Meditation. This is a time to listen to God. Music starts, pupils sit quietly and calmly and close their eyes. This time of listening to God is central to the school day. 

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