This afternoon, our Year 6 pupils led us in our Harvest Liturgy.
It was fantastic to see the school hall packed full of pupils, staff, governors and members of our wider school community! We counted over 100 parents, carers and other family members!
Our oldest pupils had written large parts of the liturgy, including all of the prayers, taking ownership over their Act of Worship.
After an opening prayer, we began by singing “Love is something if you give it away” and the children sang beautifully! It was fantastic to see the younger pupils joining in with the actions!
The Year 6 pupils then led us through the story of Jesus feeding the 5000 through words and actions. It was performed right behind our display of Harvest donations, really bringing home the messages of sharing and how we are replicating Jesus’ actions.
Each class then read out how they would be sharing something, just as Jesus shared the bread and fishes. Ideas included sharing clothes that no longer fit; sharing toys no longer played with and sharing tinned goods from the kitchen cupboard. All of these class promises were hung on our prayer tree.
After prayers with the response “We thank God for the Harvest”, we sang our final song: “I give thanks”. This is one of the children’s favourite and they sang it with great joy and gusto!