Easter Service

We enjoyed a wonderful time of celebration at St Mary’s Church this week at our Easter Service. Reverend Jonathan Mortimer and Abie Everett from all Saints Church, Peckham led the service with our Faith Group.

They told the Easter story through sharing: bad news, worse news and good news and Gospel Choir sang beautifully.  Thank you to everyone who made a donation to Lent Call 2019.

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Holy Communion

Paul Brown lead collective Worship this week on the Wonder of Holy Communion.

“On the night when he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and said, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”  In the same way, he took the cup of wine after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood. Do this in remembrance of me as often as you drink it.”

(1 Cor. 11:23–25)

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Christian Aid – Lent collective worship

Neil Roper from Christian Aid visited us this week and told us about people in the world who are affected by global warming. He reminded us how small changes we make can help the lives of others.

We would like to thank Neil for his visit and his insight into how we can all change to help heal our planet one day at a time to stamp out the risk of global warming.

Download a presentation:

To view this insightful presentation, please click on the link below.

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RE Week Exhibition

Parents enjoyed visiting our recent RE Week exhibition on Christianity Around the World. All the children enjoyed an interactive and creative workshop with John Hardwick from Barnabus in School.


  • explored in depth how the Christian faith is lived out in other countries;
  • understood that Christianity is a living world faith;
  • used interactive and reflective activities to find out how Christianity began and developed;
  • learnt about Christianity today in countries such as Ethiopia, Argentina, Spain and Russia;
  • compared differences and similarities in Christian faith and worship, as well as the key beliefs that are common across the world.

One parent commented, “The children’s work is really inspiring.  It shows what they are learning and in their home language too.  What a brilliant idea!  Well done to all the classes for the great work.  Keep it up.

God bless you all.

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Collective Worship – Ash Wednesday

Today St Mary Magdalene Primary School reflected upon Ash Wednesday during our Collective Worship. Ash Wednesday is a Christian holy day of prayer, fasting, and repentance. It is preceded by Shrove Tuesday and falls on the first day of Lent, the six weeks of penitence before Easter.

The Bishop of Southwark’s Lent Call

In this video we hear a message from Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, The Bishop of Southwark as we prepare for this years Lent Call.

To read the full article accompanying this video, CLICK HERE.

To download the Lent Call 2019 flyer – CLICK HERE.

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Show the Love – The Climate Coalition

Children in Year 6 have had a really focussed topic time on their project entitled ‘Save our World’. This was inspired by an international project about Climate Change called The Climate Coalition (#showthelove) and links to  Goal 13: Climate Action from God’s Global Goals.

Climate change is a real and undeniable threat to our entire civilization. The effects are already visible and will be catastrophic unless we act now.Through education, innovation and adherence to our climate commitments, we can make the necessary changes to protect the planet.

These changes also provide huge opportunities to modernize our infrastructure which will create new jobs and promote greater prosperity across the globe.

Getting Started:

We began the project by looking into Global warming and its effect on our world which lead us nicely onto endangered animals and how climate change is affecting them. We chose the polar bear to concentrate on and children researched and produced some fantastic non-chronological reports. At the same time, we added to this by doing some art of the other animals that are at risk.

We watched the video from the following website in Collective Worship with the whole school: https://www.theclimatecoalition.org/show-the-love and shared our thoughts and findings.  We encouraged members of our school family to take action.

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Letter to local MP:

Finally, we took it upon ourselves to produce leaflets to inform other schools of the huge problems with plastic and a small group decided to voice their concerns and pitch a plan of action for it to our local MP – Harriet Harman. These motivated children wrote letters to her and are now awaiting her response. Wish us all the best for ‘Project Plastic!’

Letters to Harriet Harman:

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