Open The Book – Collective Worship

‘Open The Book’ collective worship led by Foxes Class

On Wednesday 6 Feb a group of Year 5 and 6 from Foxes class led our Collective Worship in the first ‘Open the Book’ session of the year. ‘Open the Book’ is a nationwide Collective Worship initiative usually run by local volunteering parishioners. But here at Kennet Valley the children have taken the initiative to run it themselves, the only child led ‘Open the Book’ in the country (That we know of..!).

The children took the challenge in their stride and led a confident, thought-provoking and engaging Worship session. Based on the story of the ‘Ten Lepers’, the Open the Book team retold the story with accompanying actions, a poem and well thought out questions to the audience.

The younger children in return responded with excellent and considerate answers demonstrating the ingrained Christian ethos which is present throughout the whole school community. It was wonderful to see the support from parents too in the audience and we look forward to welcoming everyone to the next Open the Book session at Easter!
Miss Hughes

“On Wednesday 6th February 2019, I attended an ‘Open the Book’ assembly, this was led by a group of year 5 & 6 students. They confidently led the retelling of a story about Jesus healing the lepers, reciting a poem and also engaging the younger children in the audience by asking questions around what their thoughts were about this story. They showed themselves to have a meaningful understanding of the topic in the questions and answers received, they rewarded the younger children enthusiastically when a question was answered correctly with house points and raffle tickets. They also led the school and audience with The Peace and lighting of the candle. This was the first Open the Book assembly and was very enjoyable to watch the children, I look forward to the next one.”

Liz Jones (Parent)

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