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Act of Worship

‘Acts of Worship’ are an integral part of life at St Aidan's, having a unique and significant contribution to students’ spiritual and moral development and to the distinct Christian ethos of the Academy.

The Academy has a specific theme and value which changes weekly, with topics that reflect both Christian and British values. These can range from the ‘Teachings of Jesus’ to ‘Democracy’.

The full Academy Act of Worship each Friday morning is a highlight of the week for students and staff. St Aidan’s approaches act of Worship in a contemporary but contemplative approach which engages students and enables them to consider the world around them.

In addition to our full Academy Act of Worship, each year group meets weekly to celebrate achievements whilst using the theme for that week as the basis of their worship.

Students also have the opportunity to reflect in tutor times, with a weekly reflection and discussion where students can consider spiritual and moral issues, explore their own beliefs and develop their own spirituality.

Whilst our 'Acts of Worship' are Christian in basis, every effort is made to ensure they are inclusive to students of all faiths and none.

Worship 2017 – 2018
W/C Theme SLT
4th September New Beginnings NGN
11th September Dedication AMT
18th September Mercy PSN
25th September Knowledge SGE
2nd October Peace LLR
9th October Wisdom NSH
16th October Thankfulness / Harvest DSY
30th October Understanding EPT
6th November War/ Sacrifice RWS
13th November Hope VML
20th November Possibilities AGN/ABY
27th November Advent LHS/JKE
4th December Giving MCE/SHY
11th December Preparation LWS/KFN
17th December Christmas VML/RWS
8th January Compassion NSH/DIR
15th January Happiness MMH
22nd January Reconciliation AMT
29th January Tolerance PSN
5th February Love SGE
19th February Fairness MDN
26th February Freedom NSH/HHG
5th March Prayer LHS
12th March Determination RWS
19th March Commitment DSY
26th March Easter VML
16th April Obedience EPT
23rd April Forgiveness ENGLISH
30th April Responsibility MATHS
7th May Wellbeing PE/CREATIVE ARTS
14th May Kindness RE/HUMANITIES
21st May Power SCIENCE
4th June Belief TBC
11th June Resilience TBC
18th June Goodness TBC
25th June Joy TBC
2nd July Community AP Curriculum
9th July Learning HoY
16th July Celebration RWS