The role of Collective Worship Ambassador is a very important and popular role enabling pupils across school have a say in what happens during our times of worship and informs the staff Collective Worship Lead about what happens in classroom worship.
We have at least one Collective Worship Ambassador in every class from Year 1 to Year 6. These Ambassadors visit Reception and Nursery Classes from time-to-time too.
Ambassadors meet the Collective Worship Leader once a month during ‘Pupil Voice afternoon’ – during these meetings we update each other about what has been happening in the classroom. Views are shared about the worship that has happened and ideas for the next month’s worship given, including possible stories and songs from different faiths that link to our values including British Values, the Christian season, other special festivals from a variety of faiths and children’s rights.
They help plan and lead some worship sessions in their classrooms and for larger groups in the hall. Ambassadors also help decide about things such as celebrating major festivals, e.g. Collective Worship Ambassadors’ input in Harvest and Easter decisions and creation of a spiritual area for prayer and reflection and how to manage it.
They also help with some of the charity work we do at St Mary’s and sometimes work together with the RRS Ambassadors or Eco Council to help build a bright future for all.