Collective Worship is an essential part of life at Langdale. Children and staff are given time to reflect and think about our Christian values. Worship happens daily at 3:00-3:15. Worship is led daily by members of staff and we are lucky to be visited weekly by a member of the local clergy (collective worship on this day takes place at 1:00-1:15).
At least once a half term, worship takes place at Holy Trinity Church, Chapel Stile. This is often to mark an important events in our Christian calendar and are wonderful celebrations of the half term with our entire school community.
Children take ownership of worship within school when elected by their peers as 'Worship Leaders'. The worship leaders support staff with worship throughout school and lead worship sessions regularly.
As part of our worship and religious education at Langdale CE School, we are keen to note important events within the Christian calendar. Children lead services to celebrate Harvest, Lent, Easter and Christmas. We often also visit our local churches to mark occasions such as Remembrance, Christingle and our Year 6 Leavers service. Our annual, whole-school Nativity is always eagerly anticipated by the entire school community and helps children to celebrate and understand the importance of the Christmas story.
Alongside Christian festivals, we also celebrate the festivals of other cultures and religions as we learn to be citizens in multi-cultural Britain. The children have enjoyed learning about festivals like Diwali, Hanukkah and Chinese New Year.