The members of our Ethos Committee for the academic year 2016 -2017 are:
Emma, Charlotte, Coral, Niamh and Isabella
"The Ethos Committee is important to a Church school because we run the Key Stage 2 and whole school Collective Worship" - Emma - Year 6
First Federation Children's Ethos Day at Blackpool CE Primary School
On Friday 11th March children from eight of the First Federation Trust Primary Schools together with children from Chudleigh CE Primary and Ilsington CE Primary Schools met at Blackpool for the Spring Term Children's Ethos Day.
Please see below a full report with accompanying photographs.
On Friday 16th October children from Chudleigh C of E Pimary School and six of the First Federation Primary Schools came together with visiting pupils and staff from All Saints Marsh, Warberry, Ilsham and Ellacombe Primary Schools (Learning Academy Partnership Trust), for the autumn term First Federation Children's Ethos Day.
Please see below a full report with accompanying photographs of this lovely event.
First Federation Children's Ethos Day at the Holy Trinity Church, Salcombe
On Wednesday 3rd June our Ethos Committee joined children from five of our Federation schools and Chudleigh Primary School for the summer term Ethos Day which was held at the Holy Trinity Church in Salcombe.
On arrival at the Church the children all completed a quiz which Father Daniel had complied to familiarise themselves with the Church before starting the first activity, 'The Labyrinth' - Please take a look at the photos below!
After a morning of activities the children and staff walked to Courtenay Park, which is near to the Church, to eat their lunches.
During the afternoon the children worked together to prepare an 'Act of Worship'. The day finished with the children from the different schools sharing with each other their experience of the day.
A big thank you must go to Father Daniel French for organising such a wonderful day and to Mr Trevor Becker for providing such lovely musical accompaniment throughout the day.
On Monday 23rd March children and staff from the First Federation Trust travelled to Exeter Cathedral to take part in the 'Children's Cathedral Service'. Please take a look at the report below.
First Federation Children's Ethos Day at Holy Cross Church, Newton Ferrers
Our Spring Term First Federation Ethos Day took place on Friday 20th March at Holy Cross Church, Newton Ferrers. Children and staff from all six of the schools in the First Federation Trust got together with members of the Clergy for a day of fun-filled activities and learning. Please take a look at the report of the day below.
First Federation Children's Ethos Day at St Andrew's Church, Aveton Gifford
Children and staff from the six Federation schools together with children and staff from Chudleigh Primary School, members of the Clergy and an array of volunteers spent the day learning about Saint Andrew, after whom the Church in Aveton Gifford is named. "St Andrew's Church", wrote Niamh and Magi from Aveton Gifford, "has an amazing lay out, shaped like a cross with a domed roof not unlike Noah's Ark". They continued, "At the back of the Church are luminescent, colourful stained glass windows depicting images of Jesus and Saint Andrew himself".
The children made a beautiful fishing net, complete with glittering prayer fish, illustrating Andrew’s life as a fisherman. They all composed prayers to write on the back of the fish and the finished piece of art work was put on display in the school for everyone to see at the end of the day. It will be taken back to St Andrew's Church in time for the St Andrew's Day celebrations on 30th November. Matthew, a pupil at Blackpool CE Primary School said, “I love this Church and all of the creativity which surrounds it” and Catriona from Chudleigh Knighton CE Primary School commented, "I really enjoyed writing the prayers on the backs of the colourful fish".
They also listened to bible stories told to them by the Reverends Barker, French and Wimsett and had a great time singing carols very enthusiastically – the excitement of Christmas is just beginning to show!
Mrs McCarthy-Patmore said, “It was a pleasure to see all of the children gathered together having such a lovely time and I am very grateful to everyone for all of their help in making this day such a success.”