St. John the Baptist Church, Huntley
Our school/church links are an important part of life at Huntley C of E Primary School. Our priorities for this year are:
Prayer: embedding both formal and spontaneous prayer throughout the school community so that this way of expressing faith becomes part of our ethos.
Developing areas for spiritual reflection: both within the school, outside in the school grounds and a dedicated area within the church. The photos below are of our Spiritual Area in the Playground.
Collective worship: a review of collective worship to ensure that it is interactive and engaging.
In worship at the beginning of Anti-bullying week we talked about hurtful behaviour and speaking out. We celebrated the fact that we are unique and different by wearing odd socks for Odd Sock Day.
Throughout the year we also plan Experience Events in church, have special services and visits to the church to enrich the RE curriculum. We also welcome our vicar, Lara to our weekly merit assembly and to lead collective worship once every half-term.
In September the children wrote letters and prayers for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll and her family. These were displayed in the Church. Please see our Photo Gallery
On 26th Nov 2022 the children sang carols at May Hill Christmas Market.
You can listen here.
They sang so beautifully that they have been asked to perform with the Newent Choral Society at their next performance.
Links with Kenya
Josphat attends the Kisima School in Maina. We sponsor Josphats place so that he can continue to attend school. The money raised by our toast bar all goes towards this.
Josphat writes to us regularly, is really enjoying school and doing very well as we can see from his latest report:
View the latest news form Kisima here.