Our School

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Our local Church of England school is St Michael’s C of E Primary School (Howling Lane, Alnwick) and we enjoy strong links with pupils and staff at the school.

The school aims to work with parents and children to provide the best education it can, within a caring and loving environment; an environment in which a child can grow as a whole person and develop the Christian values of friendship, koinonia (fellowship), compassion, forgiveness, trust, wisdom, thankfulness, humility, endurance, service, peace, justice, hope and creation.

On the first Wednesday of every month pupils join with parishioners at St Michael’s Church to take part in the Eucharist. Once a term we hold a Eucharist at school. The after-school Christian club (Koinonia) is led by a parishioner of St Michael’s, and  visits the church every half term.

Our Vicar, the Rev’d Canon Paul Scott and our Curate, the Rev’d Julia Myles, are on the Board of Governors of the school, as are a number of parishioners. The Headteacher of St Michael’s First School is Gavin Johnston.

The school has a website with more information: St Michael’s C of E First School.

Leaver’s Service

On Wednesday 15th July we bid farewell to our wonderful Year 4 pupils at our School Leaver’s Service. They sang ‘There’s no one quite like me’ from the Pop Uk Cd, they shared memories of their school years, the pew ends  were adorned with their self- portraits and their teachers led prayers of blessings. What an amazing  and wonderful bunch! We wish you all the very best in your new schools and rememember -leaving our school does not change the fact that St Michael’s will always be YOUR church. Have fun! We are very proud of you all.

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Prayer Space

In June 2015 St Michael’s School opened its Prayer Space, as part of Prayer Spaces in Schools.

Prayer Spaces in Schools enable children and young people, of all faiths and none, to explore life questions, spirituality and faith in a safe, creative and interactive way. Taking a broadly Christian perspective as a starting point, prayer spaces give children and young people an opportunity to develop skills of personal reflection and to explore prayer in an open, inclusive and safe environment. The approach does not proselytise and purposely allows pupils to make their own meaning and to draw their own conclusions.

Children use creative activities to encourage personal reflection on issues such as forgiveness, injustice, thankfulness, big questions, identity and stillness.

At the open day for St Michael’s School Prayer Space the Rev’d Julia Myles said

The prayer space gives children the opportunity to understand that praying isn’t just hands together, eyes closed.
It allows children to engage in different ways and ask God different questions. It lets children be children and God be God.

Prayer Spaces in Schools is a national organisation, and more information and stories from other Prayer Spaces can be viewed on their website:

http://www.prayerspacesinschools.com