Tuesday, September 20, 2011

School assemblies

13th - 14th September  I visited two schools  to take assembly, introducing myself to reception classes and using felt figures to illustrate my talks.  None of the six schools is a Church school which means that, by law, clergy can visit only if invited by the school.  It's good to have  friendly contact with the children, to be able to offer support and information to the staff, to provide help on National Curriculum topics relating to faith and religion, and (perhaps most important) to have an established relationship with any families who need the Church's care.  For instance, it reassures children if Granny dies and they already know the person who takes the funeral.

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