In RE this week the children have been learning about Remembrance Day. We discussed what the day means to us and why the poppy is the symbol associated with remembrance. The children created some beautiful poems and prayers on this theme which were displayed in the RE classroom and within our Prayer Space.
This November staff and students at CCA have been packing Christmas gifts to send to children all around the world. As part of the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child appeal, the school donated 117 shoeboxes full of presents. We are very proud of the effort that so many people put in and it is wonderful to see the whole community living out our Christian values of compassion and generosity.
Christ Church Tour
This week students in Year 5 visited Christ Church for a guided tour. As part of their topic on places of worship they learned more about the purposes of many of the church's features and their history. Reverend Kingman explained the stories behind the beautiful stained glass windows and told the children about the importance of the Anglican Eucharist. A wonderful time was had by all!
During the month of September the children at CCA donated hundreds of items of food in preparation for our Harvest celebrations. Their generosity was incredible and we were able to give all of the produce to the Stone Community Hub food bank. The children learned about how their gifts would be received when Jo Yendole from the Hub visited us and spoke to the whole school during our church service. Many students also gave up their time to pack the food into bags and deliver it to the food bank. It has been inspiring to hear how a small act of generosity can make a very big impact on the life of someone so close to home. It has also been a fantastic opportunity for the children to see how they can put our prayer theme of generosity into practice.
We are very proud of our students who recently fundraised over £400 in order to create a dedicated prayer space in school. After wondering how they could make better use of our very large RE room the students set about creating innovative designs for the space and the activities that they imagined taking place inside. As a result of their very hard work we now have a special prayer space at CCA which is entirely designed and maintained by the children. They are able to use the space at various times during the school day as well as during their RE lessons. To celebrate their fantastic achievement,The Rt Revd Geoff Annas, Bishop of Stafford, visited CCA to open the prayer space and to meet with the students who helped to create it.
Soul Survivor News
This summer students from Christ Church Academy spent the day at Soul Survivor- a Christian festival held each year especially for young people. We experienced some amazing prayer and worship among thousands of young Christians and enjoyed meeting people from all different walks of life who shared our faith. One highlights of many from the day was listening to His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby answer questions put to him by the young people in attendance. We also thoroughly enjoyed listening the The Rend Collective who performed live, as well as dancing at the silent disco! We are already looking forward to a repeat visit next year.
School Uniform and Footwear
We are aware that over the coming weeks you will be replacing your child’s school uniform and footwear. With many shops now retaling unacceptable or inappropriate garments in their ‘schoolwear’ ranges, we would like to take the opportunity to clarify with you what is, and is not, acceptable. ...
Snapchat Bitmoji GPS Tracking
Snapchat has just had a huge update. It now shows where any of the user's (your child's) friends are at any time. It uses GPS to precisely pinpoint on a map where the users are, even changing to a car when they move quickly. Your child and other users are depicted by a Bitmoji. Once you get onto ...
Supporting Children Following Acts of Terror
Following the dreadful events in Manchester this week, it is understandable that our children will have questions about such attacks. Here are some websites offering support for parents when speaking to our children. https://www.safeguardinginschools.co.uk/supporting-school-children-terrorist-...
Please be alert for signs of your children using the social media app Sayat.me. This app allows users to post anonymous reviews of other people. This has led to children posting abuse to others that is visble to the world. If you see your child using this app please talk about what abuse that...
Blue Whale Challenge Craze Warning
Please be alert for signs of your children playing the 'Blue Whale Challenge Game' on social media sites. The game is named Blue Whale Challenge as whales are believed to voluntary wash up on the beach and die. The craze started in Russia and is linked to 130 young suicides there last year. This ...
Parents Evenings Booking Form
Visit this link to access our parents evening booking system. https://christchurch.parentseveningsystem.co.uk/ ...
Home Access Logging On
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