This week saw further Special Acts of Service for KS2 and KS3. On Tuesday Roger Whatley, a Governor of the School came to take the service for pupils from years 5 and 6. The theme of the week was 'Seeing is Believing' and he spoke of Thomas' doubts and that it is OK to doubt as long as you question things and research the answers to those questions.
KS3 Special Act of Service looked at the theme of the week through the Muslim faith. Year 8 pupils have recently been looking at the belief in God from various religions and some classes have developed this further by questioning whether our Special Acts of Service meet every pupil's needs. Pupils were able to see the year 5 pupils perform their Muhammad play, as it is the month of his birthday. Muhammad was concerned with the behaviour of the people of Makkah and went to the hills to pray. Pupils were invited to think about things that concerned them about their world, and were given time to reflect on those things. They listened to some Islamic music and watched images of our world, the creatures that inhabit it and humans, their impact, whether good or bad, all created, Muslims believe, by Allah.
Let me know your thoughts on these services.