Clandon School's Faith Council is made up of two pupils from each year group, It meets regularly under the guidance of Miss Linington, the school's RE Coordinator.
The role of the Faith Council is to help develop Christian Distinctiveness at Clandon School; ie the ways the school's Christian ethos distinguish it from a non-Christian school. Pupils ensure that the Christian value for each half term is displayed around the school.
The Faith Council is currently developing Prayer Spaces in each classroom, monitoring displays of their class responses to questions that arising from this half term's Christian value (wisdom) and collective worships. Children on the Faith Council will also lead a collective worship on the Prayer Spaces.
Shortly before Christmas the Faith Council led collective worship to introduce the new Mindfulness Bench to the whole school. This is in memory of our friend and teaching assistant, Mrs Yolaine de Carné Parsons. Mrs de Carné Parsons practiced ‘mindfulness’ herself this space will provide all members of the school community with a quiet place where they can be mindful of their own thoughts and feelings as well as the amazing world around them.
The bench is currently under the Badger Class canopy but when the weather is drier, it will be moved into the nature area.
The Faith Council finished their assembly with the following prayer, "Thank you God for our teaching assistant Mrs de Carné Parsons who worked at our school and through practicing and teaching mindfulness helped to bring peace to our school community. May we too have peaceful thoughts, peaceful words and peaceful actions in our school, in our homes and throughout our lives. Amen."
The Faith Council will lead another collective worship to tell the school about how the Mindfulness Bench can be used by the school community.