ASFA brings its school community together through collective worship

Since the second lockdown, the Academy of St Francis Assisi’s Chaplaincy team have found creative ways to adapt form time collective reflections for students watching online at home. 

Weekly reflections took the form of ten-minute creative homemade films with ASFA’s Chaplain, Phil Johnson, covering themes including kindness, forgiveness, perseverance and hope. 

Year group engagement and buy into in the regular reflections was extremely high and again reinforces the positive outlook of students at ASFA. Students articulated that the sessions contributed to better mental health and a real sense of connection during time away from school. 

Upon their returned to school, students have taken an active role in leading during our time of Lent including actively engaging in acts of kindness, to their peers. 

Chaplain Phil Johnson said: “Reflective songs are being performed again by our students, this is a huge part of our cultural identity at ASFA and it deepens our students understanding of Christian themes within collective worship.

“I would like to thank everyone who has watched the videos and also taken part. It really helps us come together during this difficult time.”

ASFA is a coeducational joint-faith Roman Catholic and Church of England academy in Kensington, Liverpool. For more information, visit: www.asfaonline.org.

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