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Spiritual Council

Welcome to the Spiritual Council page!

In the Spiritual Council, we have done a plethora of work to help our school and others in our community.  One of these is designing and constructing the Garden of Light, which is stationed next to the Ark.  The Garden of Light offers everyone a safe, quiet space to reflect and be still in.


The Spiritual Councillors this year have been: James, Sarah, Arwen, Ayaan, Aarya, Malachi, Osayi, Vania, Dylan, Tayoni, Jeremiah, Musawwir and Mrs Jackson (The School's Headteacher).  We are starting the process of recruiting new Spiritual Councillors for the next academic year.

Easter Song Walk

As a part of celebrating Easter, we made a path from inside our school to the playground.  Whilst singing songs and listening to pieces of music students recapped on the Easter story.  This was led by students of the Spiritual Council with the assistance of our Deputy Headteacher, Mrs Navratil.  We got our idea from the previous Spiritual Councillors as they had previously led an Easter Barefoot Walk retelling the story of Easter.

Spiritual Council Leading Worship

The students of the Spiritual Council have led several worships throughout the year.  One of the biggest ones was the kindness worship which included a play.  Most of the worships have included a variety of different things like videos, fun games and biblical stories.  The Spiritual Councillors have based their assemblies on their Picture News Training, which had helped them to improve their skills and ideas for worship.


Every year at harvest time our school collects a large amount of food to give to a charity.  Recently, we have given the food collected to The Good Shepherd Foodbank.  The Good Shepherd Foodbank is a local food bank ran by volunteers.  3 of our Spiritual Councillors: Ayaan, Aarya and Arwen visited The Good Shepherd.  They learned about the history of the food bank and about how many people go to them for food as they can not afford to buy food.

Easter Barefoot Walk

Last year, on Friday 24th March 2023, the whole school took part in an Easter Barefoot Walk.  The walk was the idea of the Spiritual Council, Mrs Jackson and Mrs Owen.  The walk, without shoes, took us all on a journey through the Bible from Jesus' time in the Wilderness to Jesus appearing to his disciples after his resurrection.  


The Spiritual Council used various translations of the Bible and other versions of the stories of Easter, to write their own scripts for each station.  They then decided on the experience that should represent each part of the story.


At St Michael’s we think Spirituality is not something we can see; it is something we feel inside ourselves. It is about awe and wonder, asking questions, inspiration and being aware of something ‘bigger’ outside of ourselves.  The walk gave us opportunity to explore our spirituality.

Matthew 28 verses 5 – 7

The angel spoke to the women. “You must not be afraid,” he said. “I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has been raised, just as he said. Come here and see the place where he was lying. Go quickly now, and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from death, and now he is going to Galilee ahead of you; there you will see him!’ Remember what I have told you.”

So they left the tomb in a hurry, afraid and yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples.