Collective Worship

Collective Worship

School Radio offers two Collective Worship series, one for infants and one for juniors.

In each you'll find stories, a song to join in with, opportunities for reflection and prayer - often led by children themselves - and plenty of other interaction.

Both series may be used by schools to fulfil the statutory requirements regarding Collective Worship. The approach of each is to use material from a wide range of cultural sources and faith groups, to ensure that programmes will be relevant to as many listeners as possible. The programmes also link to other non-statutory areas of the curriculum including PSHE and Citizenship.

The aim is to provide assemblies which relate to children's own experiences and concerns while exploring a wide range of moral, spiritual and religious issues celebrating the different social, cultural and religious backgrounds of the audience.

  • Something to Think About

    Age 5 - 7

    Presented by Ben Faulks and including stories and a variety of other material intended to promote discussion, reflection and other interaction. Links to SEAL objectives.

  • Together

    Age 7 – 11

    Presented by Gemma Hunt and featuring specially commissioned stories and drama and a wide range of features including plenty of children's voices. Links to SEAL objectives.

  • Stories for Collective Worship

    Age 5 – 11

    A collection of video stories grouped by theme that are ideal for delivering the aims of Collective Worship in the primary school classroom. Links to SEAL objectives.

  • Songs

    Age 5 – 11

    A collection of traditional songs from the popular collection 'Come and Praise', including favourites like 'Give me oil in my lamp', 'Kum ba yah' and 'You've got to move'.

Programmes to download

Programmes to download at any time

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A collection of programmes to download as mp3 files at any time. Includes dance and music.



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Online Teacher's Notes

Notes to support the programmes including details of all the series content.