Family service goes wild!

Morton Church of England Primary School recently celebrated the success of its latest Family Service in collaboration with St John the Baptist Church. The event took place on May 12th in the school’s forest school area, marking a joyful afternoon filled with singing, friendship, and reflection.

The school values its active relationship with Rev. Neil and the wider community of St John the Baptist Church. Students frequently visit the church for special services and curriculum-related activities, fostering a deep sense of community and spiritual growth. One of the highlights of this relationship is the ‘Family Services,’ which occur four times a year.

Family Services are designed to be inclusive and engaging. These services are brief, approximately 30 minutes, and include interactive activities for the children, followed by treats of cake and biscuits. While the school choir often leads the singing, the invitation is extended to all school families. The services feature a blend of familiar songs, family-friendly prayers, and readings.

The recent Family Service in the forest school area was a vibrant celebration under the sun. Families joined forces to complete various prayerful tasks, reflecting on the Christian value of the term – Forgiveness. Children explored this theme at the wishing well and the prayer tree. The event also featured popcorn made on a campfire, adding to the fun and communal spirit of the day.

A special thank you goes out to Mrs O’Riordan, one of the school’s dedicated governors, who organised the engaging activities that made the event memorable.

Kelly Thomas, Head of School at Morton Primary, expressed gratitude for the community’s involvement and the event’s success, emphasising the importance of these gatherings in fostering a strong and supportive school community.