” For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them” Matthew 18:20
At Barton St Peter’s CE Primary School we know that our community stretches beyond our school grounds. We are extremely proud of all of the links our school family has.
Our Local Community
Links with the Church
Working in partnership with our local church communities is very important to us. Children from St Peter’s regularly have the opportunity to attend church and participate in different types of worship. .
We are extremely proud of our links with the Brownies, Rainbows and Guides. The 1st Barton Brownies have worked hard all year on their plot in the school garden.
Many thanks to Mrs Wright and the ladies from St Mary’s for creating our new banner designed by the school council. The banner was blessed during the annual Year 6 visit to the Church Schools Festival at Lincoln Cathedral.
The Global Community – Operation Christmas Child
We have collected shoeboxes that children, parents and staff of Barton St Peter’s CE Primary School have put together and donated them to the Samaritan’s Purse charity ‘Operation Christmas Child’. The gifts we have collected will go some way to help other children around the world to have a happier Christmas. Miss Brack’s class took great pleasure in helping out at the Church with the Operation Christmas Child world record attempt for the longest line of teddy bears.
Since the begining of November we have been thinking about remembering and especially remembering those people who lost their lives in war. This of course culminated in the service at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Day. members of staff and children from the school have always paraded up to the cenotaph but this year was the first year we have actually laid a wreath.
It was a really nice morning and the sun shone all the time we were outside. There were lots of people laying wreaths but it was soon our turn and Maddison and Finn stepped forward and took their turn. They then stood for a moment in silence to think of all those whose names were on the memorial.
The Thursday previous Elm2 had held a short service at the cenotaph with Father Ivan.
Father Ivan is the Chaplain to the Army cadets and so the fact that he was in his military unifom gave even more meaning to the ceromony. The youngsters held a 2 minute silence for them to reflect on all the name engraved on the cenotaph. The children then had some time to study the names and several of them were able to see the names of their Great or Great Great grandfathers.