At Hope Brook C of E Primary School, we want all members of the school community to continually grow in our learning and our understanding of ourselves, each other and the wider world. We seek to do this together as an inclusive community were everyone is welcomed, valued and nurtured. As a Church of England School, we are inspired by the message and actions of Jesus as he shared hope and love with all he met and spoke about the Kingdom of God. Following this example, we aim to bring hope by being salt and light in our community and the wider world. Our key Bible verse is:
'Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds' Matthew 5:16.
We also take inspiration from the following Bible passages:
Salt and Light
13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Matthew 5: 13 - 16
The Kingdom of Heaven
34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
Matthew 25:34 - 40