Grand Opening of the Godly Play Room

20th January 2014

Staff, Governors and pupils of Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School Northwood warmly welcomed The Worshipful the Mayor and Mayoress of Hillingdon, Councillor Allan Kauffman and Mrs Lynne Kauffman to the official opening of the new Godly Play Classroom. The proceedings commenced in the School Hall with all 77 members of the School Choir singing three songs followed by a showing of our RE film (which is also available to view on the School website).

As a Church of England Primary School, we work in close partnership with the London Diocesan Board for Schools which has been instrumental in the provision of a sacred space for children to develop a creative and imaginative approach to Christian nurture through Godly Play.

Christian ethos is very strong at Holy Trinity and the staff seeks to maximise use of the wonderful facility by sharing it with local establishments and to support teachers in the delivery of effective Religious Education in primary settings.

Staff and Governors believe the opening of the Godly Play Classroom is a perfect opportunity to help achieve the aim and warmly welcomed Ms Wolverson, director from the London Diocesan Board for Schools, local Head teachers and clergy. Holy Trinity School and Church exists in close harmony and Reverend Canon Richard Bartlett, Vicar of Holy Trinity, concluded the ceremony by blessing the Godly Playroom.

Following the opening ceremony, The Mayor addressed KS2 pupils about the importance of civic duty through exercising their right to vote in local and national elections. The purpose was to enhance each child’s understanding and develop responsibility for voting which forms part of a current work topic in Personal, Social and Health Education. It is also hoped to enrich our ethos of preparing each child to become a responsible, hardworking, decent and good world citizen. The children enjoyed a question and answer session giving an opportunity to ask the Mayor questions about the Mayoral role.