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Academy students welcome Rev Partington to celebrate Collective Worship - 21/12/2017

On Tuesday 19th December, staff and students at the University Church of England Academy (UCEA) were pleased to welcome Reverend Aaron Partington to celebrate Christmas at the Academy’s collective services.

During the services, which were attended by all of the school community, Rev Partington shared with staff and students the message of the best gift given – that of God’s gift to humanity, Jesus Christ.

Zoe Butler (Year 13) Head Girl at the Academy led the Bible readings alongside Aisha (Year 10) who sang the carol Hark the Herald Angels Sing.  There were also contributions from the music department and readers.

The services were also attended by the wider Academy community including representatives from St Thomas and All Saints Church, School Pastors and families’ worker Mrs Debbie Wilkinson.

As a Church of England School, the Academy aims to allow its students to reflect on their personal beliefs and the world we live in. The message from Rev Partington allowed students to think about the gift of Christmas.

Mr Timothy Shelton, Head of Religious Studies at the Academy said: “Once again, the school community came together to support an important Christian festival. The message that Reverend Partington shared about people making room for Jesus helped our pupils understand the concept of the ultimate gift. It was great to see students take part in leading elements of Collective Worship. Students feedback was excellent and pupils are already wanting to contribute ideas for our Easter Services.”

Alisha Barnett, Year 7 student also said: “It was very interesting as the Reverend Partington’s speech helped me understand the meaning of Christmas better and the birth of Jesus. Christmas is not all about presents and gifts.”