St Mary's CREW Council is a group of children from Y3 to Y6 whose job it is to make Religious Education & Collective Worship across our school even better.
As such they have special CREW Council badges to identify them so
that they can take regular feedback from their classmates as well as
children across the rest of the school.
They meet regularly to discuss CREW matters including planning &
leading assemblies, evaluating RE lessons plus developing new ways
that we can build our Christian ethos as a church school.
Each term, the CREW Council focuses on one of the Christian themes for the term:
Year 1 Year 2
Autumn I Thankfulness & Harvest New beginnings
Autumn II Thankfulness & God’s Gifts Salvation Plan
Spring I Christian Heroes God’s Plan for our Lives
Spring II Faith Biblical Heroes
Summer I Friendship & Pentecost Leadership & Servanthood
Summer II Creation Hope
The CREW Council plan an assembly to introduce the theme for the term including a
Bible story, some drama, a prayer & a worship song. Certificates are the presented
at the end of the half term for those children who have particularly shown the related
Christian values in their behaviour or in something that they have achieved.
Some of the things that the CREW Council hope to achieve:
Planning & leading Assemblies, prayer & worship songs
Evaluating RE lessons, class prayers & prayer spaces
Writing a school prayer
Organise events, e.g. Prayer Days, church services, Harvest collections & charity fundraisers
Develop outside worship by improving on & encouraging the use of places of reflection
Meeting the local vicar as well as visitors to school assemblies
Organising publicity including the web page, visitor leaflets & newsletters
Producing a scrap book of what it means to be a church school