Creation and Creativity
“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.” Carl Jung
Our new theme is Creation and Creativity. The Bible opens with an account of how God created the Universe and all the things within it. Although Christians have different views on scientific accounts on the creation of the universe, all hold God as the creator. Along with this gift, we have also been handed the responsibility for looking after this planet – something that most would agree that we could do a better job at.
In collective worship, pupils will explore this theme in some of the following ways:
- Explore accounts of creation
- Genesis chapters 1-2
- God the Creator – Job 38-41, Isaiah 40-45
- Christ and creation – Colossians 1:15-16
- Redemption and renewal – Romans 8:19-22
- Obvious links can be made to environmental issues and the importance of our role as stewards of the planet.
- Share this creation poem: http://www.barnabasinschools.org.uk/creation-poem/
- Share the first frieze of The Big Frieze’ by Emma Yarlett. What do children think it represents? Can they create their own depiction of creation?
- Play the opening to ‘The Creation’ by Joseph Haydn
- Centre a discussion on the question: what does it mean to be creativity? Are only artists creative?
PSHE Links – Healthy Me
Explore the ideas that as God’s creation, we have a duty to God to keep ourselves, as well as the world around us, healthy.