Through our distinctively Christian ethos, we also encourage our pupils to be spiritual.

This can be defined as:

  • Religion and worship
  • Relationships to other and/or to God
  • Evocative or favourite places and experiences
  • Creativity and responses to Art and music
  • Mystery and what we can’t really understand (asking Big Questions)
  • Prayer, silence and meditation
  • The opposite of what we can touch and feel (the material world)
  • Experiences which take us beyond ourselves

At Hartington C of E Primary School we encourage the children to question what is going around them in world, what they see, what they hear and what they experience.

We will be collecting Big Questions from the children and staff and posing them here on this page.  Hopefully we will all learn more about each other and the world around us as we talk and think about the questions we’ve asked!

Here are a few to get you thinking!

“Who am I?”

“Why am I here?”

“Who is more important – you or me?”

“What is more important – the Earth or the Sun?”

“Why is our world a place of wonder?”

“Is Heaven as big as the Earth?”

“Could you walk around the whole world?”

“What does God look like?”

“How would you bring peace to the world?”

“Why should we care about the environment?”

“What is heavier – light or dark?”

“How do you know for certain that you exist?”



Big Questions



Mon 3rd – INSET Day
Tues 4th – Tempest Group Photos
Tue 18th – National Park Ranger Day – Whittle Farm day trip
Wed 19th – MAST Hannah Wills am
Thurs 20th – Schools Together
Mon 24th – INSET Day
Tues 25th – Eyam Collective Worship Y2 & Y3
Tues 2nd – MAST Hannah Wills am
Weds 3rd – NSPCC “Speak out, Stay Safe”
Thurs 11th – Community Lunch 12.15pm in School
Mon 15th – Lea Green Trip -Whole School
Tues 16th – Music Concert TBC