At Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College we provide a round education to develop the whole person.Virtues are behaviours that show high moral standards and enable human flourishing. Each week we reflect on a different virtue and think about how it can help our young people to be people of good character.
Our College Chapel is used regularly throughout the week by form groups for their daily act of worship, in RE lessons to support understanding of Catholic beliefs and to have an opportunity to reflect and pray in lessons as well as during the Liturgical seasons for liturgies throughout the school day. Each Friday we celebrate Mass in our Chapel. Our Chapel is a personal space where staff and students can spend time with God. We have an area where we can remember members of our community who have
Prayer Life at Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College
Daily Act of Collective Worship:
We start our mornings with an act of collective worship either in tutor groups or as a year group in assembly. Our daily acts of collective worship start with saying and making the sign of the cross together. We have a few moments of stillness and reverence as we light the candle. Our tutor group prayer boards are the focus of our class prayers during tutor time. We have a prayer intention for each act of collective worship. This follows the Church’s cycle of prayer. A prayer is said together.
Prayer boards and shelves
All form rooms have a prayer board and a prayer shelf. These are the focus of collective worship in tutor time. Our prayer boards and shelves remind us of key events in the Liturgical Year, for example All Saints day in November and of key events in school, for example, the collection for the Foodbank during October. On our prayer shelves we have a candle that is used during our daily act of collective worship. In our RE classrooms we also have a prayer table.
Each form group has a prayer leader. This is a person in the form who leads collective worship during tutor time. Some form groups have a rota for prayer leaders so that more than one member of the form can be involved in leading collective worship.
Cycle of Prayer
During our daily act of collective worship we have a prayer intention that follows the Church’s cycle of prayer.
Around our College we have information about different saints. The saints have been chosen by staff or students and the information is outside classrooms and offices. These remind us that we should always try to be the best people we can be and to always put Jesus Christ at the centre of everything we do just like the saints did.