Church, Faith, School Partnerships
Partnership with Cambourne Church
Mrs Jane Brooks
I am the children’s and families worker at Cambourne Church and I usually work with children up to 11 years of age and their families. It is lovely that many of the children I have worked with then come and help out at children’s clubs and events once they are themselves of secondary school age. I lead worship at The Vine School every other week, working closely with The Methodist church (who cover the other weeks) to deliver a single programme of weekly worship. I visit The Vine to train Year 5, towards the end of the Summer term each year, to lead prayers during worship each day once they are in Year 6. The children write their prayers during worship, incorporating its theme and their response, and then lead the whole school in prayer at the end of worship. Their prayers are always amazing, and some samples can be found in the School Hall, and on the website.
I also support the RE curriculum, coming into school to explore baptism, the church’s place in community and prayer with various year groups. Each year before Christmas I host the Christingle and Celebration of learning in Cambourne Church. I attend key events at the Vine, such as the Harvest service, the leavers service and enjoy supporting the fun smart learning days.
Contact 07850961000 or Jane.email@example.com
Mr Jonathan Buwert
I am the youth worker at Cambourne Church and usually work with young people of secondary school age. I also support Year 6 pupils in the transition into secondary school, and have particularly worked with students from the Vine because of the relationship that the church has with the Vine school. During the Summer term each year I meet with one or two small groups of students over six weeks and run “Ready To Go” sessions, exploring aspects of the transition such as friendships, bullying, homework and more. I am also involved with pastoral support at Cambourne Village College and supporting the running of community-based youth groups in Cambourne through Romsey Mill, and so there is opportunity to continue the journey with these young people as they enter Year 7 and often throughout their secondary school years.
Contact 07503171869 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit from Knox Grammar School, Sydney, Australia.
"On our visit to the Vine, the first impression we had was the school’s highly effective and creative visual displays that promote the Christian values of the school. From the painted sentences of the school prayer across different rooms and corridors, to the displays of the cross and the vine in the reception area and notice boards that display the school values of the fruit of the Spirit, it was very clear that the Christian vision of the school is integral to the life of the school and is desired to be communicated to all who come.
This vision was then reinforced at assembly time during which prayers were written and led by students and where students were recognized and celebrated for living the values and vision of the school. They are promoted in the classroom through prayer spaces and codes of behaviour."
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Smart Learning - The Methodist Quadrilateral
"Smart Learning days are always a joy to deliver and take part in and this was no exception. Our children had a thoughtful and enriching morning discussing the real meanings of Christmas."
Methodist Schools Visitor
"I have been incredibly impressed with the positivity of the learning environment of the school. It has shown me how carefully choosing language for discipline and critical feedback can allow pupils to be challenged but without negativity or aggression. I’ve enjoyed the overwhelming sense that students of The Vine know that they are loved here!"