Services in the community
Harvest Service 2022
This term we have celebrated Harvest in Bunbury school with our annual Harvest Celebration Worship. For the first time since autumn 2019, we have been able to hold our service back in St Boniface church. We were delighted to welcome so many parents, carers, grandparents and relatives to the service and it was fantastic to see that the church was packed.
Throughout this half term the children have been thinking about Thankfulness through their weekly worships. Harvest is a time to thank God for all the gifts of his creation. During the service we thought about the story of Ruth and Boaz. In the Bible, God frequently reminds His people of the importance of taking care of those who are in need. The story of Ruth and Boaz is an example from the Old Testament where they both put other people first. We talked with the children about how we can do the same today by adding a few items into the food bank box when we go shopping? Our harvest donations this year therefore went to our local foodbank and we had a fantastic amount of produce donated.
We continued through the service to think about Ruth and Boaz. Ruth was not wealthy like Boaz, but she gave something very important – she showed kindness to Naomi and stayed with her through a difficult time. With the children we thought about how we could show the Fruits of the Spirits in all we do so that we can live in peaceful world.
Each of our classes shared their thinking about what Thankfulness means to them. As we continue to live in uncertain times, we have been thinking about being thankful: by loving others, giving cheerfully, caring for creation and giving our time.
Remembrance Service 2022
We were joined by Mr Andy Lawrence, the standard bearer from Bunbury Royal British Legion and Rev Tim for a special service to remember those who have lost their lives during war. It was also lovely to once again be able to invite parents and carers into to school to share in this act of remembrance.
Our service was led by Rev Tim and some of our older children in Year 6 who read poems and prayers. All the children were quiet and respectful during the silence as we remembered those who had fallen over the years.
Christingle Service December 2022.
On Sunday 4th December, our Year 6 children attended the Christingle Service at St Boniface church for their premier performance of their Christmas song composition. What a fantastic performance and encore they gave! A huge thanks also to Tennessee Waltz for their time spent with the children over the past 3 weeks composing.
Easter Service March 2023
Our children ended the Spring term with an Easter worship at St Boniface church. Our Year 6 narrators told the Easter story through bible verse, poems and prayers whilst the rest of the school presented those key parts of the story. As always, in their unique and inspirational way.
Harvest Service 2023
During the first Autumn half term we celebrated Harvest in Bunbury school with our annual Harvest Service. It was fantastic to see that the church was filled with parents, carers and other family members. Throughout the half term, the children had been thinking about generosity through their weekly worships and work in class. As a Rights Respecting School, this service was based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, principally Article 24.
Our harvest donations this year went to Chance Changing Lives and we had an amazing amount of produce donated.
Each of our classes shared a poem or a song linked to generosity. As we continue to live in uncertain times, we have been thinking about being generous to others to help.
Remembrance Service 2023
On Friday 10th November, we held a special Remembrance worship in school led by Rev Tim and our Year 6 children. We were also very privileged to be joined by several members of the Royal British Legion. It was
fantastic to welcome also so many parents and carers to our service of remembrance as we remembered those who gave their lives during the many wars. As always, the children read poems they had composed about the war with feeling and confidence. I know many of the adults were moved by the words they had penned. Bunbury was incredibly proud of all our learners during the service but particularly our younger children who were extremely respectful throughout the service and the remembrance silence.
Christingle Service 2023
On Sunday 3rd December, Ms Charlesworth accompanied some of our Year 6 children to the Christingle service at St Boniface church. It was a wonderful start to the advent window and our Year 6
singers representing the school were fantastic ambassadors for Bunbury Aldersey.
Christmas Carol Service 2023
On Tuesday 19th December, we held the annual KS2 Christmas Carol Concert in the evening at St Boniface Church. The Year 6 children led the service whilst each class sang a song - there was even one in Spanish and one which the children had written with the help of two local song writers! There were also carols. Parents and Carers were invited to join in with two communal carols which we stood to sing at the start and the end of the service: Once in Royal David’s City and Away in a Manger.