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St Wilfrids C of E Aided Primary School

St Wilfrids C of E Aided Primary School

Ethos Group


At St Wilfrid’s CE Primary School, our Ethos Group (made up of 16 children across KS2) take a lead role in planning and delivering our collective worship. On many occasions, they plan, write and deliver fabulous and thought-provoking whole school worship time.  This one pictured, introduced Lent. They highlighted the importance of not only giving something up for Lent but using this as a time to help people. They told the story of Jesus and how he gave up food and water for 40 days and 40 nights, to prepare himself for the work God asked him to do. The children at St Wilfrid’s thought about what they could do over Lent. Here are some of their ideas:

“I will try to reduce the amount of single-use plastic that I use as it is bad for the environment.”  (Francesca, Year 5)

“I will pay someone a compliment every day, to make them happier.”  (Amelia, Year 6)

 The Ethos Group are always busy: this includes writing and practising dramas that are performed in St Wilfrid’s Church in our half termly services.  

A highlight has been when they performed a wonderful piece in one of our Harvest Services.  For our Christmas service, the group work just as hard to create a Christmas performance all based on the birth of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke.

“I love performing in church, as it allows us to express ourselves and have fun at the same time!” (Finn, Year 5)  

After our visit from Ofsted in March, the Ethos Group decided to make ‘compliment cards’ for all the teachers at St Wilfrid’s. This was a great way to promote positive staff well-being and spread happiness.  It’s safe to say that staff loved the personal messages that the Ethos Group had written, and it certainly made everyone smile! Mr Whitehead (our former Executive Headteacher) even wrote to the Ethos Group thanking them for their kind words.