Worship is the beating heart of our school.
God and His love is at the centre of everything we do in our school. Worship is a valued part of our daily life at Balderstone St Leonard's, especially in these unprecedented 'covid' times and this page will keep you up-to-date with all our current worship themes and the exciting work our new worship group "SALT and LIGHT' are going to be doing in helping to plan and evaluate worship in school. We continue to share collective worship every day in school, using Zoom to meet together as a whole school to worship, pray and ask big questions about the world and times we are living in and through.
We are evaluating our worship times together, thinking carefully how our worship is helping us learn more about God, each other and helping develop our own personal faith.
We are very excited about the continued work of our Christian values group called Salt and Light. This name has been chosen by our staff and children because it really explains how we try to spread God's Word throughout our school and local community. The Bible verse is taken from Matthew's gospel and says:
13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Our Salt and Light children are going to be working as a virtual team with our staff, governors and parents to make sure that our special worship time with God and each other is the most precious time of our school day!
Bethany Project Visit November 2017
We were truly blessed to have a visit from the Bethany project choir in our worship. The children shared their own life experiences with us, which made us really think about the many blessings we have and might take for granted every day. The music, singing and prayer was amazing and the hall was filled with awe inspiring praises. The children presented images of their school, church and houses and we even had a go at carrying the water buckets that the children are expected to carry on their heads! We struggled to simply life them! We prayed together as Christians from across the continents and we discovered that despite the many differences in our lives, we also had many, many similarities (we all knew how to dab!) The children enjoyed fellowship with one another and were pleased to share the good news that the school council and fundraising from the cake sale had raised over £120 to donate to the project. We shall continue to hold our brothers and sisters from Tanzania in our school prayers.