"Thank you so much for giving up your time to show me around Danesfield School: I really had such an enjoyable visit. It gave such a caring impression of how the children are well catered for." Kathryn Tucker - WSAT Trustee April 2022
OUR CHURCH OF ENGLAND SCHOOL VISION:
Danesfield applies the teachings of Mark 12:41-44 ‘The Widow’s Gift’ throughout it’s ‘Every Child Will…’ culture and community
She out of her poverty, has put in everything she has (Mark 12:44),
For all members of Danesfield, no matter how large or small, every contribution is powerful
The Widow’s Gift
41:Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts.
42: But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents. 43 Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others.
44: They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”
Growing Christian Values
These values have been voted upon by the whole school community, including children, parents, staff and governors. We are pleased that the ones chosen reflect so much of who we are as a school.
The 6 core values voted on by school community for 2023-2024 are:
In the Church of England, one of four colours – purple, green, gold (or white) and red – referred to as ‘liturgical colours’, are used for altar linen, clergy robes and various hangings. At Danesfield C of E Middle School, our focus worship table covering follows these colours. The worship leaders change the colour during school worship so that everyone starts to understand that there are different seasons of the school year.
The colour reflects the season, so that for instance in Advent purple is used, a colour of royalty because it is a time of waiting, when Christians are preparing to welcome the coming of a King. Purple is used again in Lent because it also symbolises suffering and pain. At Christmas and Easter the colour changes to white or gold, both bright colours for festivals, times of joy and celebration. Between the festivals, known as Ordinary Times, green cloths are used to symbolise all living things, renewal and promise of new life. And finally, red is the colour of fire, used in churches to celebrate Pentecost and saints’ days.