Schools

Support and care for school children in Church Stretton

St Lawrence CE Primary School enjoys close links with St Laurence Parish Church. As a Church of England school, the St Laurence church community gives their time to the school serving as part of the governing body, running children’s after-school clubs. They also lead assemblies, volunteer in classrooms or pray for children and staff at the school. Still others have joined the team as teachers and teaching assistants. 

Every week, Rector Steve comes into school to lead assemblies; encouraging children to reflect on the Bible stories and to share what it means to them as they go about their daily lives. Children are invited to get active and get involved; lighting the assembly candle, answering questions, role play and praying together.

'Open the Book'

The ‘Open the Book’ team are regular visitors in school leading assemblies and acting out Bible stories. The children are encouraged to join in, and there are always lots of volunteers who love dressing up and joining in the drama. Children sing, lead from the front, teach new songs or make up actions to go with a song.

Jam Club and Messy Church

Children are able to attend an after-school Jam club (Jesus and Me) run by the Children’s Worker. All the families at school are invited to participate in Messy Church at the Parish Centre. News of Messy Church, special family services and events are shared via the weekly school newsletter.

Special support for special occasions

Many families in the school have also been offered practical support during difficult times through schemes such as the ‘Food Parcels@Easter‘ and ‘Making Memories@Christmas’, while online assembly videos are produced to give hope and encouragement to the whole school community. There are also special annual celebration services for the children including the Year 6 Leavers Service, Hymns on the Hills and the Nursery Christmas Singalong.
 
If you are interested in finding out more about the school and how you can get involved, please contact louise.jackson2@st-lawrenceprimary.co.uk.

Lunch Clubs at Church Stretton School are currently on hold due to covid but will hopefully restart in the new academic year.

We provide a space for students to chat, play games, drink hot chocolate and think about the big questions or issues that are facing them.

The Bishop of Hereford, Richard Jackson, at Forest School
The Bishop of Hereford talking to the children about prayer when he joined them in the Forest School
St Lawrence CE Primary School welcome table