Fr Philip Wells
At our recent Leavers Service we thought about how the Nethersole Academy is like a space rocket. We are preparing children and launching them into their future. We pray that they will be confident and equipped to play their part in the future of the whole world. As children of God we prepare ourselves to take responsibility for creation, civilisation and the well-being of everyone. No one can do this alone! We must build up our spirit that we can build the future that God wants together.
Our vision is for a world of justice, respect, and love, and of people who are not afraid to love and sacrifice themselves for others — whoever they are. Our inspiration is Jesus, who loves us in sacrifice and forgives us and reminds us that we are all part of the universal church, each with something special to do.
Children at the Nethersole Academy learn to understand these things. We say the Lord's Prayer, praying that God's kingdom may come on earth. We meet in church for services. We come to church at other times to discern how God wants our spirit to grow and how we have unique special things to offer.
The School Prayer
This is our school,
Let us listen,
Let us learn,
Let us respect each other and play together,
Into our hearts and into our lives may your peace come.
Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever.