An Easter Celebration
An Easter themed Ethos Day took place on Friday March 11th 2016 and was organised and hosted by Blackpool CE Primary School.
The children present represented many of the federation’s schools including:
Blackpool CE Primary School
Aveton Gifford CE Primary School
Chudleigh Knighton CE Primary School
Newton Ferrers CE Primary School
Lady Seawards VA Primary School
Westcliffe Primary School
St Leonard’s CE Primary School
Salcombe CE Primary School
There were also pupils from other local Church of England primary schools- Chudleigh CE Primary and Ilsington CE Primary.
The day was led by Reverend Paul Wimsett and the teaching staff , clergy and volunteers from across the ten schools, many of whom have been involved in providing these special days for the school’s Ethos Teams for over five years now.
The children took part in an interesting range of activities and collective worship which helped them to understand the Easter story. The day was designed to support the children in their own role leading collective worship when they are back at school. As ever all pupils involved behaved in an exemplary way and were a credit to their schools.
Mrs McCarthy-Patmore Ethos Coordinator for the federation, attended the day and was presented with a card and flowers as she is leaving her role and moving on to a new position.
The next Children’s ethos Day will be hosted by Salcombe church and a date in June will soon be decided on and invitations will be sent to schools next term.
Our Ethos Group, comprising of children in Year 5 and 6, meet fortnightly on a Wednesday lunchtime with Rev. Anne and Mrs Johnson. They are responsible for leading aspects of collective worship both in school and at Church. The Year 6 children who are members of the Ethos Group also meet other Ethos Groups from across the Federation once a half term to develop their leadership skills.
The members of the Ethos Group this year, having applied in writing for the role, are:
Year 5-Cara, Edie, Lucy and Freya
Year 6- Jess, Emily, Mia, Josh, Chloe, Tom and Kayleigh