The location of St. Luke’s Church couldn’t be better – right next door to the school! This means that the church is accessible for the children throughout the school year.
School Collective Worship
Links with the church team continue to be strong and Thursday assemblies are usually conducted by the church team. On the second Thursday of the month, assembly is held in St Luke’s Church. The staff and children enjoy the interactive nature of the worship, and it is valued by all. We appreciate the work of the church team – Rev Jon Barrett, Ali Goodman and Sheila Shaw.
Godly Play Room
In January 2015 the ‘Godly Play’ sessions started with our children. The money for the room came from generous donations from the church community, with families and individuals sponsoring the story materials. The Diocese matched the money donated by people at St Luke’s Church and gave us £2000 towards the creative materials that the children use, and furnishing the room. Mr Gilford and Mike Evans helped to clear the room, Jez Braker fitted a work surface and Ali Goodman did the rest! Each session has a Storyteller and another adult. They work together to deliver the session. The people helping Ali Goodman are Sheila Shaw, Sue Johnson, Lizzie Berry and Liz Smith. This is a great opportunity for our children and school, and we are extremely grateful for the generosity of St Luke’s church and the Diocese of Leicester.
Also in January 2015, a member of the congregation at St Luke’s Church, Mr Jez Braker, helped us to organise a permanent sign for our Peace Garden. He also transferred the Dunblane Memorial Plaque from the garden area at the front of the school, to the Peace Garden.
St Luke’s Church invites the school community to their family service on a specific Sunday each year. Children read prayers and help collect the offering from the congregation. A Teacher Governor reads a bible passage.
Rev Jon Barrett runs an after school football club with Josh the full-time youth worker from St Luke’s Church. He has also developed a school team that plays in the Oadby and Wigston Schools’ League.
Noah- A Musical Adventure (May 2014)
One of the UK’s leading Christian drama companies, Saltmine, has teamed up with Doug Horley, a hugely experienced and well known children’s song writer and worship leader. Together they have produced a brand new, spectacular, fun-filled, family musical, telling the story of Noah and exploring the themes of Christian faith and trust in a gentle and fun way.
Year 4 and 5 children from the school were involved in a small choir, trained by the church team, to participate in the Leicester performance of this musical at the Y Theatre.