Nine life-sized sheep models will be travelling around the 118 church schools in the Diocese of Gloucester over the next year, as part of the Good Shepherd Project.
Each school has been asked to decorate the sheep in an individual way, using its logo, a distinctively Christian vision statement or another piece of artwork inspired by this project. As well as this, each school will be asked to fill in a diary entry of how the sheep has been involved in the school and parish life and include photos or samples of inspired school-work.
The Good Shepherd Project aims to support schools to recognise and celebrate that they are part of the Diocese of Gloucester family. It is a deanery based project, with one sheep going around the schools in each deanery.
We see this as a parish-school project linked to the Diocese’s LIFE vision and hope that the local churches will be able to engage with the project and that it will inspire quality Christian Collective Worship as well as creativity in schools.
The initial project will run until May 2019. At this point, the nine sheep will safely return to us in order to join the Leavers’ Services at Gloucester Cathedral. Watch out for more updates and news throughout the year. www.gloucester.anglican.org/education/collective-worship/