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15th May 2020 - Celebration Worship

Welcome. It's Friday, 15th May 2020.
Good morning, everyone. May the Lord be with you.

We are Bishop Ridley, we are One Community, Learning & Growing Together, Sharing the Love of God.


Our song for today
Today we will sing My Lighthouse. Think about ways that you can be a light of kindness which other people will see.

Our Bible passage for today is Romans 15:13 
May God, the source of hope, fill you with all joy and peace.


Celebration Worship

During this lock-down period, we recognise that each family has different pressures and different abilities to support children with their learning. The Pupils of the Week are chosen by the teachers to acknowledge our Christian Values. Sometimes they select a child to celebrate a particularly impressive piece of work, sometimes to celebrate a child who has shown determination and sometimes to give a boost to a child who might be finding things tough.

Please see this as a chance to stay together as a community and celebrate positive messages for the children during a difficult time.

Please join us in celebrating our Pupils of the Week.



I would like Pupil of the week to go to Rosie H for the values of friendship and compassion. Rosie has sent prayers to be shared with the class to let them know she is thinking of them and has been caring for God's creatures by looking after living things and treating them with kindness throughout our Mini beast topic. 



Mrs Kenway has chosen Eloise for the value of fellowship because she is patient whilst her sister does her work but has also enjoyed some of her sister’s year group activities too! She has also been keen and willing to complete her work and is making some positive progress. 


Mr Nicholls has chosen Sophia and Jackson G, both for the values of Justice and Fellowship. Thank you for showing kindness and generosity to those around you at a time when everyone needs you most.


Year 1


Miss Carr has chosen Henry for Pupil of the Week for the value of fellowship. He has spent a lot of time working with his sister on different projects during this home learning period to create items thanking the NHS for their hard work and remembering the soldiers who died for us in the Second World War. They have shown some fantastic teamwork.


Mr Murphy says, "This week I would like to pick the whole class for the value of hope. Everyone has been sending in such lovely posters/pieces of art, thanking and showing support for the NHS and key workers, I am sure they will provide a massive boost in morale to any who saw them."

Year 2

Mrs Horlock has chosen to nominate her whole class for compassion, hope and fellowship. “They all got together and made me cards, pictures, PowerPoints and videos to wish me a happy birthday and make me feel loved yesterday. It really made me feel as if we were all still a class together and nearly all of them said they hoped we’d be back together again soon.”

Mrs Coles has nominated Matthew Colohan for the value of Fellowship - literally brother and sisters together. Matthew has been obviously been spending lots of time with his 14 month old sister but has taken a special interest in helping and encouraging her to take her first steps  and learn her first words. He has shown incredible patience, compassion and love; his family and I are really proud of him.


Year 3

Mrs Greenhead and Miss Smalley would like to select the whole year group for their community contribution to create a 'Sharing the book' video to help keep our spirits up. Well done, Year 3!

Year 4

Mrs Torrance has chosen Eleanor for the Christian value of compassion. She says, "Eleanor is demonstrating many of the Christian values but in particular Compassion towards her family, the local community (on VE day) and myself, through her regular emails. She is finding new ways to cope during these difficult circumstances and sharing them with others."


Miss Sears says, “I would like to choose Naomi for the values of Friendship and Creation. Naomi is always a polite and friendly young lady and this has continued in many of her daily emails to me through the messages she includes when sending her work, asking how I am.  I also know that she has been keeping herself busy outside of school work, particularly by planting things in the garden with her family.”

Year 5

Mr Martindale has chosen Max. Not only has he been working hard but he also shows the value of compassion as he always asks how I am doing and wishes me a good evening or weekend.  He also keeps me updated on his family and how much he is enjoying his new puppy.


Mrs Gorin has chosen Isla for endurance and compassion. During these difficult times Isla has shown passion and persistence towards her school work. She has impressed me with her hard work and consistency each day, sending me not only her homework but also lovely notes to makes sure I am OK. Her positive attitude towards life is contagious and truly needed.

Year 6


Mr Catchpole says, "I’m giving my pupil of the week to Jason this week. As the child of a key worker, Jason has been at school and, for a lot of the time, he was the only Year 6 child in school. Every single member of staff who has been in has commented on his kindness and compassion towards the younger children who are also in school and I am really proud of him for always setting a good example."


Mrs Facey has selected Louis for our Christian values of hope and endurance. Even though times are challenging at the moment, Louis has shown true determination and has worked hard to maintain a growth mindset. He sets a wonderful example to us all with his positive attitude and perseverance.


Sports and PE
Mr Edwards wanted to offer a thought of encouragement to keep up exercise and sport. This comes from a High School, American Football player to encourage people to keep trying their best and that success looks different for each of us: "Regardless of the situation, regardless of the scoreboard, you’re going to be successful because you’ve put in all the time, all the effort, all the hard work, and you know that it’s going to pay off".


The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come, your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever.