Prayer Spaces in Schools

17th June 2019
All the children enjoyed time in the Prayer Space led by Rev Jo Neary and her team from local churches.
 
The children were given some thought provoking activities based around the theme of change. We all experience so much change: in our lives, in our country, across the world. Prayer Space explored where we might find God in periods of change, transformation and growth, aspects of forgiveness, climate emergency, our identity, silence, creation, relationships and how we might find our own voice to speak out against injustice.

 

A prayer space is an interactive space which gives children an opportunity to take time out and reflect and connect with themselves, the world, others and God in a creative way. Taking a broadly Christian perspective as a starting point, prayer spaces give children and young people an opportunity to develop skills of personal reflection and to explore prayer in an open, inclusive and safe environment. The approach does not proselytise and purposely allows pupils to make their own meaning and to draw their own conclusions.

 

Each class spent in the prayer space accompanied by school staff. We hope the time in the prayer space helped children make connections with the RE, Collective Worship and spirituality input that they already get in school.

 

The prayer space was also open after school to enable parents, friends, siblings and Governors to visit and experience the space for themselves.