Collective Worship Help
This page contains information about how to use the REEP collective worships.
Standard Text Format
The majority of the collective worships are supplied as text documents to be used as the basis for the assembly. The documents may include ideas about other elements, such as music, props or images that may be helpful.
The 'projective worships' aim to bring a new dimension to your school assemblies. Pictures, words and music combine to touch the senses and provide thoughts to enrich both pupils and teachers.
Ranging from the reflective to the challenging these new collective worships are audiovisual presentations designed for use with data/video-projectors or interactive whiteboards. We hope that they will be accessible to all and useable in many contexts, including small group worship and class assemblies.
Each presentation comes with:
- brief notes on context and use,
- the text in PDF format,
- the potential for switching sound on or off,
- the potential to display the text on-screen.
The 'projective worships' are Flash SWF files and so require that the free Macromedia Flash player be installed. The exact playback requirements may vary, but will be stated on the page about each worship.
For audio playback, your computer will need to be equipped with a soundcard.
Where the collective worship features an audio track – music or narration – the presentation can be played automatically. That is, the images will advance as the audio plays. This can be disabled and the presentation controlled manually, which may be useful if you prefer to narrate the presentation yourself using the notes.
Presentations without an audio track will default to manual advance, requiring a mouse-click or key-press to change the image. They can also be set to advance using a timer.
To view the playback controls, press the 'C' key or roll the mouse over the 'Control' tab at the top-left hand corner of the screen.
For more playback options, click on the 'Options' button (the tools icon) in the 'Control' menu.
If the presentations are viewed using the standalone Flash player, it will behave like other applications and can be run fullscreen or minimized according to your operating system controls.
If you are viewing the presentations in a web browser, some browsers allow you to view pages fullscreen and hide the browser menus. See your browser help pages for more information.
- In Internet Explorer on Windows, the F11 key toggles fullscreen display.
- In Firefox, the F11 key toggles fullscreen display.
- Opera has a fullscreen mode under the 'view' menu. Keyboard shortcuts may vary.
If you experience difficulties using the projective worships, please contact us.