This page provides a list of resources and links to organisations which can support your collective worship at this difficult time. This selection provides a range of different types of assemblies and worship. There are both ‘off the shelf’ assemblies and worship materials which you can adapt to create your own inspiring worship, both inside and outside the classroom. Some of these materials can also be used by pupils who will still be at home. Most of the materials are free, though you may need to subscribe to some websites to access them. One or two are publications which can be purchased online. Our Collective Worship leaflet, which is designed to be printed off and shared with colleagues, can be found here.
Different materials are listed down the left-hand side of the page. These materials are designed for primary schools with versions for KS1 and KS2.
Imaginor Root and Fruits explores 12 Christian Values over a 2 year programme linked to the Bible and Church year. Jack In The Box is fun, multi-sensory worship for FS settings written by EY experts. It includes lively and interactive worship ideas.
Wild Worship by Rachel Summers contains ideas for holding worship outside. Particularly useful at this time!
A worship resource created by The National Society, RSCM and the Liturgical Commission which supports the planning of CW based on the liturgical calendar and themes. All materials are free to use once you have registered.
A catalogue of ready made assemblies for primary and secondary schools and 'Pause for Thought' materials during this Covid-19 time.
Prayer Spaces in Schools provides a bank of resources for creating prayer stations based on a number of different themes. These could be set up within a classroom and used as a focal point for reflection activities.
Big Start Assemblies have over 100 ready to use assemblies. They have just released 13 new free assemblies and Free Resources and Home Activities can be found found here. You need to subscribe to access the other resources as the Diocese no longer pays for the subscription
Isingpop have created their own you tube channel which you can subscribe to. Every Friday morning they upload a new episode. Episodes are based around a theme. The short films explore a theme, such as joy, introduce a song to learn and teach dance moves to accompany it.
Other Useful Resources
St Albans Diocese: Journeying with Jacob for Home and School
The key text which underpins ‘Journeying with Jacob’ is Genesis 28: 10-22. There are many fascinating themes which permeate this text and are explored over the course of five weeks:
- Journeying through life
- Journeying with God