A Church School
As a Church School we have a Christian ethos and we are pleased to have very strong links with St Bartholomew’s Church in the village.
At the start of every school year we join the Sunday congregation in the Church for a special Family Praise service. Throughout the year different classes are invited to participate in other services in Church, supported by the Children and Families Worker in preparing for these. The children take on roles such as readings and prayers as well as helping to explore the theme set for that month.
We regularly attend Church as a whole school for key Christian festivals and many of our families attend other services throughout the year, such as Christian Aid, Mothering Sunday, Operation Christmas Child, Carols by Candlelight. These services often include songs the children have learnt in school, enhancing the links between church and school.
Reverend Paula Challen visits our school regularly, and about once a month leads our Collective Worship assisted by the children (worship leaders). The children take pride in opening and closing our worship with a Trinitarian liturgical form, as we place the bible (God), the cross (Jesus) and light our candle (Holy Spirit).
The benefice Children and Families Worker, Claire Reetz, visits school weekly to do a variety of activities with various groups of children. This includes a lunchtime club as well as supporting groups and whole classes with RE and reflection times.
Claire, along with another member of the St Bartholomew’s community, are governors at Greens Norton Primary. Some school staff are involved in the life of the church and serve on the PCC.