Both schools attend church for their end of term assemblies at Christmas, Easter and Harvest, raising the roof with their singing. They enjoy coming for other events too.
Left to right: Members of the schools’ federation choir ‘Emscote Voices’ and instrumentalists making music at the Christmas Fayre.
EXPLORING ‘ARTISTRY’ AT ALL SAINTS
All Saints Juniors (children and staff) came in their different year groups for a day during Passiontide 2018 to explore ‘Artistry’ at All Saints Church.
With the help of volunteers from All Saints church the children explored:
- ‘The Blue and the Dim and the Gold’ – Birmingham artist Jake Lever’s work on loan to church through Lent and Easter; http://www.jakelever.org
- a host of beautiful priestly garments and banners from old and new All Saints;
- the craftmanship of artefacts used in worship.
THE TREE OF FREEDOM
Summer 2017 All Saints’ Juniors ‘Tree of Freedom’ was a collaborative art project. The work was first exhibited at St Mary’s Collegiate Church in Warwick, Summer 2017 and then gifted to All Saints church for display. Below are some of the thoughts from the children about their tree:
- Everyone is free to play. Everyone can be together as a family.
- Anyone can join the tree, no matter who they are. No one is asking them to do anything to join.
- They are free and have the right to be the person and spirit that they want to be. They can fly away if they want to.
- They can go wherever they want. They aren’t trapped. They are free to make their own choices. They are in the open air.
THERE ARE DIFFERENT WAYS TO PRAY
During the Nine Days of Prayer 2017 the children from All Saints Juniors came to try out different ways to pray. They posted prayers at our ‘Wailing Wall’, walked a labyrinth, made prayer flags, prayer beads and more.
Advent 2016 Children from Emscote Infants Year 2 were involved in ‘100 Angels’ community project. Older members of the community and ‘Little Saints’ joined in with them too, all making their panels. The angels added a big splash of colour at Christmas.