The Good Shepherd Project

As a Church of England School, we are taking part in the Diocese of Gloucester `Good Shepherd Project`.

This project aims to help children in Gloucestershire Church of England schools recognise that they are part of the Diocese of Gloucester family.

There are nine sheep travelling around each deanery within the Diocese. This helps to create and celebrate a shared sense of community, creativity and belonging within the schools. Our sheep is travelling to 12 schools in total and will spend approximately a fortnight in each school.

The children have been introduced to the sheep as part of Collective Worship. The children have been given the opportunity to name the sheep and the House Captains have suggested some school activities that she can take part in.

Our House Captains have also helped to organise painting our school logo on the sheep. One child from every year group carefully painted one layer each of the Devil`s Chimney.

We are looking forward to including `Baa rbara` the sheep in plenty of our upcoming lessons and activities, before the Collective Worship team take her on to her next school. The Year 6 children will next see Barbara at the Year 6 Leavers Service at Gloucester Cathedral at the end of the academic year.

The project has created a real `buzz` around school. It has been really lovely to see the children working together, from the youngest to the oldest, welcoming Barbara to our Leckhampton family!