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Primary School leavers' service

Non-subscriber version

The move from primary to secondary school can be daunting for many children. By offering a leavers’ service, churches can strengthen links between church and school while supporting children by celebrating and marking this important milestone in the wider context of faith.

Written by Emma AndertonChildren, Families & Youth Missioner at the Diocese of Chelmsfordthis Primary School leavers’ service uses the imagery of a tree to reflect on seasonal changes and God’s presence with us in transitions. 

As well as a service outline, we offer a selection of response activities; you can choose a selection to do together, or encourage children to move around self-directed stations. 

Activities are grouped into three sections:

  • Spring – Memories and achievements representing the past
  • Summer – Wait in this space representing the present
  • Autumn – Who will you be? representing the future.

Available free for Roots Children & Youth subscribers, or you can buy a downloadable PDF


View sample pages (PDF)




How to get this resource

  • If you subscribe to Roots Children & Youth, you can access this resource as part of your subscription! Simply log in, go to the Seasons & festivals section of the website, and choose 'End of school year'.

  • If you don't subscribe to Roots Children & Youth, you can buy this resource as a standalone PDF. This includes a full service outline with all related links and activity handouts. 
    Order the standalone PDF (£12)



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