The Ethos Group

The Ethos Group, which started in January 2015, helps us all to understand and live out the Christian values of our school, including the 'fruit' of God's Holy Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.  The group members have been busy so far with the following projects in school:

Fruit of the Spirit collective worship and hall display.                                                                                           The first Ethos Group created a beautiful display in the hall which reminds us of the fruits of the spirit, and planned and led a time of worship where they started to help us on our journey of understanding what it means to put these qualities into action in our lives. The song helps us remember them all of by heart!

40acts of Lent.                                                                                                                                                        Instead of 'giving something up' for Lent, members of the school community are encouraged to 'give something out' instead; to do something kind and generous. And so every day, for 40 days leading up to Easter, a new 'act of kindness' challenge is chosen by each class. 

Roots & Fruits Collective Worship.                                                                                                                       Every week, we enjoy a 'Roots & Fruits' Collective Worship and the Ethos group sometimes take part and help to organise it. Recent themes, which last half a term each, have been FRIENDSHIP, RESPECT, GENEROSITY, TRUTHFULNESS, COMPASSION, COURAGE and JUSTICE.

Operation Christmas Child - the Shoebox Appeal                                                                                                     The Ethos group coordinates this fun outreach project where families in school and the parish are encouraged to pack boxes to be sent to children in difficult circumstances, like war-torn countries, all over the world.

Stoke-on-Trent Food Bank.                                                                                                                                        The Ethos Group organises a collection of food in our school for one month each year which Keith Stubbs takes to the food bank in a needy area of Stoke. This link with us started when KS2 children visited the huge food bank to see it in action, in 2015, on their way to a visit at the Sikh Temple.

Children of Romania                                                                                                                                                   We have a personal link with this Christian charity - the Gilman family's grandfather, Douglas Parker, established the Children of Romania charity in Congleton to support a Romanian orphanage. We are gradually strengthening our links with the children, raising funds, making things like cards and bunting for the children to enjoy, and finding out how else we can make a practical difference in their lives. We hope to skype with them one day, although their house mother will have to help translate!

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Bosley St Mary's Primary School

Leek Road
Macclesfield
Cheshire SK11 0NX

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