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Education Sunday

Published: 6th August 2021

School childrenSunday 12 September is Education Sunday. 

There are 100 Church of England schools in the Diocese of Worcester, educating approximately 22,000 children and young people.

Over the last two decades, Church schools have been reaffirmed as being at the heart of the Church’s service to the nation. They provide a unique opportunity for clergy and educationalists to work together with a shared focus on the flourishing of individual children and their families. Inspired by the words of John in his Gospel, Church schools are places in which every child is helped to ‘live life in all its fullness.’

There are lots of ways in which parishes can support their schools. If restrictions allow, parishes could take part in the pray, bake, read initiative (praying intentionally for your local school, baking a cake for staff each half term and offering to read with a student). Or help with worship through Open the Book, assemblies, or confirmation preparation. Perhaps even support the staff and pupils pastorally, or the school strategically, by encouraging congregation members to take up Foundation Governor positions in school.

For help and advice on working more closely with your local school, contact the Diocesan Education team: 01905 732 825 or @CofEWorcEduTeam on Twitter.

Page last updated: Friday 6th August 2021 12:35 PM

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