Ettington School sits within the Stourdene Benefice; a benefice of 6 parishes, (Ettington, Alderminster, Butlers Marston, Halford, Newbold on Stour and Pillerton) within the Diocese of Coventry.
The Benefice has one minister and a regular programme of activities for families and school aged children.
SIAMS Results for 2016
Activities for children and families:
Storytellers or ‘Open the Book’ is a programme for schools organised by the Bible Society. Stories are presented in dramatic form with many of the storytellers dressed-up in costume, acting out the stories as they are narrated. Bible stories are presented at school assembly fortnightly throughout the term.
A team of volunteers visit Ettington school every Thursday to share Godly Play. They sit together with the children in a sacred circle to listen to a Bible story which is told using appropriate props. Then the children have time for ‘wondering’ where they are encouraged to talk about the story. Godly Play is a special time where the children get to explore such questions as: ‘How big is God?’ – ‘ Who was God’s grandma?’ – ‘Did Jesus travel to Jerusalem in a car?’
Sunday School – Craft, Songs, Stories and fun
On the second Sunday of each month in Pillerton Village Hall at 11am the Stourdene Benefice hold a Sunday School. Each session lasts an hour and a half and explores bible themes in a fun and engaging format. Refreshments are provided. Parents are encouraged to join in but it’s not compulsory and Sunday papers are provided for those wishing to relax while their children take part.
Admission is free and suitable for all ages. For details of the next Sunday School, visit www.stourdene.org/sunday-school, or keep an eye on the school calendar.
To find out more about the Stourdene Benefice, visit the Stourdene website at www.stourdene.org