Bishop of Warrington presents award to Woolston CE Primary

The Bishop of Warrington visited Woolston CE Primary School to present an award reflecting the partnership between the school and its local church.

The Bishop of Warrington visited Woolston CE Primary School to present an award reflecting the partnership between the school and its local church.

Church and School Partnership Awards are presented by the Diocese of Liverpool to schools and churches that can demonstrate a proven record of working together. Those who apply for the award have been commended for their partnership in events, prayer, music, fundraising and citizenship projects amongst other things.

Woolston CE Primary School and the Church of the Ascension have demonstrated a variety of ways in which they work together. The vicar leads worship in school on a fortnightly basis.

The children also attend church on special occasions such as Harvest and there is a half-termly Communion Service to which all parents are invited. The school also produces Christmas plays, Key Stage 1 hold a Special Mothers Day assembly for parents and Key Stage 2 annually retell the Easter Story in church for parents during Holy Week. Pupils also follow an RE syllabus from reception through to year 6 which focuses on themes such as Worship, Living the Faith and Life as a Journey, and learning about different faiths.

Bishop Richard said, “This award showcases the fruitful partnership between Woolston CE Primary and the Church of the Ascension. All schools within the diocese strive to achieve a balance of academic and spiritual education, one that sets our students up to become productive, forward-thinking and responsible citizens, and this is achieved through close links with the church. I am especially impressed with the way that the church and school actively invite parents to share in the partnership, creating a strong sense of community for all ages.”

Head Teacher Anne Jones from Woolston CE Primary said, “This award reflects the excellent partnership that exists between the Church and the School. The children and staff of the school are regular visitors to the church and members of the church community regularly join us in school. The Bishop's visit was brilliant, Y5 children led the worship and children, staff, governors, church community and parents all joined in to celebrate the award.”