Prayer Spaces in Schools enable children and young people, of all faiths and none, to explore life questions, spirituality and faith in a safe, creative and interactive way. We hold termly Prayer Space days in school in order to give children and staff the opportunity to be still and reflect on many blessings and consider issues affecting ourselves, and others both locally and across the world.
Sometimes we need to forgive people. If we hold on to hurt, it can start to weigh us down. Children took a fizzy vitamin C tablet, and dropped it into the big jar of water – as it fizzed away into nothing, they could visualise their hurt fizzing away too.
With the Lifeline, we gave thanks for the people in our life who throw us a lifeline when we need it. Children tied a ribbon around the rope to remember and give thanks for people who had helped them.
This half-term, we’ve been thinking about courage in our worship. With the rainbow candles, we thought about how certain people in our community need particular courage – people who are homeless, people who have lost a loved one, emergency services, soldiers and doctors.
Sometimes, life can feel a bit gloomy. We thought about how we can be a shining light for our friends or family when they are feeling down, and scratched pictures of how we could help on to the cards, scratching away the dark outside to reveal the colours underneath.