This fun and original collective worship session aims to assist children in valuing diversity. Children understand that God made diversity in the world and loves each and every individual. They also understand how Jesus supported people from all walks of life when on earth, through reading brief, child-friendly summaries of the bible stories of Levi the Tax Collector and Blind Bart.
I love leading this collective worship session, because I feel that the key message within it is so vital, especially in the present climate. More importantly, wherever I have presented this (to a wide-range of students from a wide-range of contexts) it has always gone down extremely well, with students being extremely engaged and informing me of the different ways in which they have celebrated differences in the months that follow!
The slides are visually engaging and well-presented, and the subject matter is tailored to the interests and needs of young people. For example, there are references to Prince Harry, Emma Watson, and others in popular culture, to demonstrate that each individual has their own strengths, weaknesses, like and dislikes, and that we need all of these to make life interesting and valuable!
There is also a fun toothpaste challenge task, which demonstrates the importance of ensuring that our words to others are kind and respectful. The challenge includes a hyperlink to a countdown clock. All other resources that you will need are provided in the pack.
The slides are fairly self-explanatory, but I’ve included two pages of notes to assist the speaker. Hope that you find this useful!