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Here are the Year 6 Gardeners giving seeds to their seed in Reception class.

At St Laurence's we have a ‘Seed and Gardener’ partnership with Reception and Year 6. One child in reception (the seed) is paired with a Year 6 child (the gardener). Gardeners act as a buddy to their seed, sitting with them at lunchtime, supporting them out on the playground to develop their social and interaction skills, helping them to build their confidence and self-esteem and share stories with them.

On Wednesday, we welcomed Stan and Anne Chedgzoy from MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship) to launch our partnership. MAF supports 27 isolated countries around the world with food, medicines, shelter and bibles through aviation and technology. We have formed this partnership as it mirrors our school Christian Vision of living, loving and learning through faith in Jesus. MAF, as do we, believe nothing should stop people from receiving the love of God and the essentials of life – no matter how remote they are. We are looking forward to developing our partnership throughout the year which will involve the MAF Advent calendars we participated in last year. The children are really enthused about the work MAF do to provide hope to the isolated countries and we are excited to learn more about their mission.

Spreading a message of thankfulness, positivity and love for mental health and well-being

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Year 6 have been learning about mental health and well-being. As part of their learning, they explored celebrity Jonathan Antoine's journey and battle with mental health. They were so inspired by him that they wanted to send him a message of thanks and raise the awareness of mental health issues to others. They were excited to discover Jonathan and The Fantoines had responded to their message and the video had reached as far as Canada and Australia! They are pleased that their small act of kindness is making a huge difference to other peoples lives.

What does The Big Frieze mean to us?

We use The Big Frieze by Emma Yarlett to support our understanding of God's big story. The Big Frieze explores ways in which belief in the core concepts (Creation, Fall, People of God, Incarnation, Gospel, Salvation and Kingdom of God) has an impact on the diverse Christian community and on the individual lives of Christians. 


We have displayed in our newly renovated hall what The Big Frieze means to us as a Christian school and how it fits with our vision and values. The pupils have reflected on the core concepts, focusing on one particularly core value as a class. Their responses include their understanding of religion and belief and how we live out these concepts today.


Decarbonisation Project - Carbon Neutral Pioneers


We are delighted to inform you that we have been awarded Salix grant funding through Blackburn Diocese, to carry out work in school towards making our school carbon neutral. This also means we are now a member of a new team, The Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education Carbon Neutral Pioneers!


Click the link below to find out more about this unique and truly ground-breaking project



Chorley Flower Show

We entered the Chorley Flower Show July 2021. The process was a long one and interrupted by Covid but we persevered and managed to create a beautiful edible garden for our community to enjoy. Our journey started with a visit from John Everist who inspired us through his show gardens from the Chelsea Flower Show and expertise. Year 6 then explored different ideas for a theme for the garden and started thinking ahead to plant herbs, vegetables and fruit. The edible garden theme was a hit and we began designing how the garden would be displayed. Ella's design was selected for the competition entry. Year 6 created recipe cards to suggest ideas of what to make from the edible plants we grew. These were shared with the community at the flower show. Take a look at our poem which explains more about our creation! Thank you to Megan and Mr Headley for their gardening expertise and planting to ensure we had an abundance of produce!

Our Edible Garden Poem

Spirited Arts: Art in Heaven artwork exhibited at St Laurence Church in July

Normally we would exhibit the children's artwork for the 'Spirited Arts' competition in school and invite the community, however, we had to be creative during Covid! We were lucky enough to exhibit the artwork at St Laurence church along with their Art exhibition they were holding throughout the summer. Sue and Joan commented on how many members of the parish were impressed with the quality of the artwork and in depth reflections. The children have worked hard to represent work based on one of the following themes: Healing; Holy Words; Inspiring; Where is God? 10 finalists will be entered into the National Association for Teachers of RE (NATRE) Spirited Arts: Art in Heaven competition. Thank you to the parish church for accommodating our spiritual artwork.

Letters to the Archbishop of York after being inspired by his book 'Dear England'.

Royal Mail Stamp Competition to recognise the heroes of the pandemic! We sent off over 100 designs!!

Video of Kindness to the community

Keeping RE going through a pandemic!

National Day of Reflection - March 23rd


Today marks one year since National Lockdown. Watch our video to that demonstrates some of our Christian Values of:
Hope - Keeping the faith during a Global Pandemic and spreading rainbows - a sign of God's love and His promise that better days are still to come.
Love - Spreading love to our community sharing, giving and looking out for one another.
Excellence - Finding new ways of learning to be the best we can be.


Click on the link below:


Spirited Arts Competition Results!


Out of 65,000 entries nationally, 2 out of the 10 entries from St Laurence's received 'Commended'. Isabelle (Y1) and Rose's (Y4) commended pieces can be found on the NATRE website in the 'Holy Words' and 'Where is God' categories. This is a great achievement girls! Well done!


Video of Remembrance 2020

Harvest Heroes!


Each class participated in this year's Harvest Appeal by donating food to those in need and less fortunate than us. A BIG thank you to everyone for your donations have enabled us to support Living Water's Food Bank during these challenging times. You are HARVEST HEROES!

We hope you enjoyed watching our Harvest Celebration video, please click on the link:

Home Learning during Lockdown


Please find below some resources from Blackburn Diocese that have been designed to be used at home or school which make reference to the current lockdown situation. Children can choose any picture they find interesting to look at and discuss. They follow this by reading one of the two suggested Bible stories/texts/ They can then explore the story, its meaning and impact through a variety of activities that are 'Questful'!


The resources contain activities that are suitable for children in Yr1 – Yr6 and will be regularly updated on the website. To access the resources you simply go to the Off the Shelf page of the web site click and download. 

The first set of pictures are available to download below. 

There are further resources available for faith at home by following this link: 


Off the Shelf Activities

Holy Week at home during school closure


Holy Week Crosses


Many will miss the blessing and distribution of Palm Crosses on Sunday. The Blackburn Diocese would like to encourage every Christian home to make a cross in the best way they can and place it in their window, leaving it there throughout Holy Week. It can be of paper, card, wood – be as creative as you like! It will be a sign to our communities that, in the cross of Christ, all the world’s ills are healed.

Here are some crosses create by children of keyworkers.

Holy Week Crosses

Rainbows of Hope

This half term's BIG Question is:

Why should we forgive?


Lent Challenge – St Laurence’s giving back to the community


Each class has been set the challenge to come up with an idea for how they can involve the community and give up some of their time not money. 

Year 1 are going to support the Toddler Session at Chorley Library by performing poems, sharing stories and creating decorations for other visitors to enjoy.

Year 6 are going to support church with providing gift packs to homeless people who come for a meal on a Monday.

Reception are going to visit Chorley Police Station with letters and gifts of thanks for all they do.

Giving back to the community - Chorley Library Toddler Session

Reception's Lent Challenge

'We gave up our time for others.' Caydence (Year 1)


'I enjoyed reading to the Toddlers. I would like to do it again.' Bertie (Year 1)


'I liked going to the library because we made flowers to decorate the library.' Sofia (Year 1)


Spirited Arts: Art in Heaven Competition 2020


Every child created a piece of art work based on one of the following themes:

Where is God?

God's Good Earth?

Holy Words



We showcased all the pieces of work at an exhibition where our worshipping community helped judge the art work to select 10 entries to submit into the competition. The work was of a high standard which made the judging process a difficult one! 


Here are the 10 children chosen to represent St Laurence in the Spirited Arts Competition. They were awarded with a certificate and Christian Bookmark for their efforts and the top 3 pieces received some water colour pencils too. Well done to all involved! You CAN do all things through Christ who strengths you!


Isabelle (Reception), Evie (Y1), Annie (Y2), Rose (Y3), Amelia and Amelie (Y4), Sophia (Y6)

Top 3 - Jaydn (Y6), Alesha (Y5) and Ziggy (Y2)


Watch this space to find out how they get on in the national competition. Good Luck!




Mutual Respect and Tolerance

At St Laurence's, we understand that we don't all share the same beliefs and values. Visitor's are invited in to share their beliefs and we experience visits at different places of worship.  Through this, our pupils gain enhanced understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society.

What does the bible say about the word of God?

"I liked the RE lesson when we learned about why Jesus is the Son of God." Sofia - Year 4


"I liked when we did how to consider how light is used as a symbol of hope." Alex - Year 4

Asking the big questions!

Class Worships

Year 6 Visit the Chorley Mosque

Year 4 and 5 visit the Synagogue in Manchester during Inter faith week

"When I went to the synagogue, I really enjoyed it because I learned about the Torah, Kippahs, Mezuzah and the Menorah. It was really interesting!" Faith - Year 4


"I enjoyed the synogogue because we got to learn about the Jewish faith more. I liked pretending to be the Rabbi. It inspired me to go and find out more about different religions. The Jewish community go to the synogogue and we saw a candle called the Menorah." Katie - Year 4


"They chose a few people to wear the Kippah. The Kippah is a hat Jewish people wear on their heads. They believe it points up to heaven." Josh - Year 5


"The synogogue is called a Shul and when you go inside it you kiss your hand and put it on the Mezuzah as a  sign of respect." Emma - Year 5



Visit to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Inter Faith week 11-15 th November 2019

"I enjoyed Inter-Faith Week because find out about world religions and we wrote prayers to God." Ruby - Year 4

KS 2 Carol concert at St Laurences church

Our KS1/EYFS production of Lights Camel Action !

Worship Warriors leading collective worship

Christian Values Exhibition 2018 - 2019

Community Projects

Worship Day

Living out our vision in the community

Pencott Valley

Class One have created birthday cards for our friends at Pencott Valley School along with a friendship bracelet to show our support in making a difference to their lives. Each bead on the friendship bracelet represents something special.


A Friendship Bracelet from St Laurence


A red bead to represent love from my heart to yours.


A yellow bed to bring you sunshine to light up your world.


A blue bead to stop you feeling blue.


A white bead to bring hope for your future.


A green bead for your life to grow strong.


"I am excited to help with the library and sending books. I want school to start a fundraiser to raise money to send books over to Pencott Valley." Talisha - Year 4


"I am so excited to help Pencott Valley Primary School and help their school be as good as ours and I know it will get better with our help." Amelia - Year 4 



Prayer Flags Y6 and Reception

The Bible

Y1 Easter Gardens

Easter Worship 2019

Unitarian Chapel Visit

Remembrance Day

End of Year Awards


At the end of each year, one child from each class (Rec-Y5) is awarded for their resilience, perseverance and determination thorough out the year as well as someone who has stood out demonstrating our school Christian Values. Year 6 have their own special award ceremony to celebrate their achievements at St. Laurence.


2019 Awards


Resilience Award - Grace (R), Ethan (Y1), Myles (Y2), Oliver W (Y3), Emily (Y4), Kaylie (Y5) 


Christian Values Award - Emma (Rec), Elsie (Y1), Robyn (Y2), Faith (Y3), Charlie (Y4), Martha (Y5)


Year 6 Awards 


Perserevance - Tia

Sport - Ben and Hope

Achievement - Gracie and Noah

Courtesy - Kiyanna and Max


Sue Dean Writing Award - Amna

A massive well done to all of you!