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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 2018 – 2019
    W/C Theme LEAD
    3 September New Beginnings HOY (NGN open)
    10 September Dedication SGE
    17 September Mercy PSN
    24 September Knowledge AMT
    1 October Peace DSY
    8 October Wisdom NSH
    15 October Understanding NWN
    22 October Thankfulness Humanities (History/Geography/ French)
    5 November War/ Sacrifice RWS
    12 November Hope Maths
    19 November Possibilities PE
    26 November Advent RE
    3 December Giving English
    10 December Preparation Science
    17 December Christmas Creative arts (LWS/RWS)
    7 January Compassion TBC
    14 January Happiness TBC
    21 January Reconciliation TBC
    28 January Tolerance TBC
    4 February Fairness TBC
    11 February Love TBC
    25 February Freedom
    4 March Prayer SHY
    11 March Determination EPT
    18 March Commitment ABY
    25 March Obedience LWS
    1 April Easter JKE
    22 April Forgiveness TBC
    29 April Responsibility TBC
    6 May Wellbeing TBC
    13 May Kindness TBC
    20 May Power
    3 June Belief TBC
    10 June Resilience TBC
    17 June Goodness TBC
    24 June Joy TBC
    1 July Community TBC
    8 July Learning TBC
    15 July Celebration TBC