Euxtonce Primary | Living out our Christian Vision
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Living out our Christian Vision

Our Christian Values

Compassion
Forgiveness
Friendship and Fellowship
Hope
Trust
Humility
Wisdom
Peace

Here are some examples of how we live out our Christian Values:

We worship every day:

We welcome Rev. Jo into school:

We raise money or receive donations for different charities:

We sponsor Saisa in Kenya through Action Aid:

Our School Council lead us on many things: School Council

Our Links:

We attend church for key services throughout the year and our children proudly carry our school flag in family services. We support their work, including the Harvest Food Bank appeal, Smarties challenge and the church roof appeal.

We also have a strong relationship with Blackburn Diocese. Mr Ward, our Headteacher, works for them as an Associate Adviser. Our school Diocesan Adviser is Mrs Ann Aspden. Staff attend many training events and our children go to the Children’s Conferences each year. They then lead worship to share what they have learned.

We work collaboratively with other church schools in our cluster and also have a special relationship with St. James’ CE Primary School in Chorley, and children from our school attend their ‘Ark Ethos Group’ children’s conference annually.

 

Other Faiths:

To enhance our curriculum and the experiences of our children we have set up links and visits to places of worship from different faiths. These take place each year:

Year 3: Hindu Temple

Year 4: Jewish Synagogue

Year 5 : Islam Mosque

Year 6: Contrasting Christianity – The Salvation Army

Our Junior children then share their experiences with our Infant children.

Worship

We worship in school every single day!

Monday Rev. Jo or Rev. Amy lead worship each Monday. It is a wonderful start to our day, and our week! We love our special relationship with them and Euxton Parish Church.
Tuesday We worship together in class. Our teachers lead worship, based on an idea Mr Ward plants in our heads in his worship the previous week!
Wednesday Mr Ward leads worship. We explore Christian Values based on ‘Roots and Fruits’. We love helping Mr Ward plan and lead worship.
Thursday We worship through song! Mrs King leads ‘Songs of Praise’ for us each week, learning new songs and revisiting known ones too. Lots of them have actions!
Friday Friday is our very special ‘Celebration Worship’ and our families join us. We celebrate birthdays, weekly ‘Superstars’, School Awards and out of school achievements too! Our Superstars get to have juice and biscuits with Mr Ward on a Friday afternoon!

In addition to this, we also have visitors who come and lead worship. We have special services at Christmas and Easter, as well as an annual Leaver’s Service.

Courageous Advocacy

‘Speak up for people who cannot speak for themselves.

Protect the rights of all who are helpless’

Proverbs 31:8

At Euxton Church of England Primary School, we are courageous advocates! Life is full of ups and downs, and at times all will face challenges that they need help and support with. We support as many local, national and international initiatives that we can!

Our underpinning of Christian and British Values ensures that opportunities to discuss current world issues, to challenge injustice and engage in activities that can bring about change are always present. Examples of these are:

  • Strong links with Mikoroshoni Primary School in Kenya
  • Sponsorship of Saisa through Action Aid
  • Becoming a Fairtrade school
  • Remembrance Day
  • Worship Planning
  • Equality through our diverse curriculum
  • Blackburn Diocese conferences
  • Local school clusters and conferences – making a difference!
  • Pupil Voice

We aim to inspire courageous advocacy and instil our Christian Values throughout our whole Euxton community. To ensure that we all flourish, we have been, and are supportive of, a range of charities, including:

  • NSPCC
  • Children in Need
  • Comic Relief
  • Derian House Children’s Hospice
  • Sports Relief
  • MacMillan Cancer Care
  • Local Foodbanks
  • Afghanistan Support Charities
  • Water Aid
  • Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal

Our children have an excellent understanding of the meaning of belonging to a local and global community and the sense of responsibility that this comes with. Our curriculum actively embraces a responsibility for the world in which we live. We care for the world in which we all live and care for those who live in it:

  • Working with our partner school Mikoroshoni Primary School, in Kenya
  • Links with Euxton Care Home
  • Links with Euxton Library
  • Children in Year 6 laying down the wreath on Remembrance Day at Euxton’ War Memorial
  • Achieving Fairtrade School status
  • Shoe box appeal through local Rotary clubs

 

In our Christian family, we all SHINE in the light of Jesus.