Prayer Spaces is an initiative, led by a national organisation (Prayer Spaces in Schools), which encourages students to explore prayer and contemplation in imaginative ways. The school provides a room, which we transform by decorating it with material and installing several prayer stations. These include a variety of visual and creative stimuli which encourage students to think about themselves, who they are and how they feel, and then to express that in different ways. This might be through silent prayer or by following simple instructions which guide students through a symbolic activity.
Many students found the opportunity to express their fears and let go of their worries very helpful.
We have now been to several schools and have received very good feedback. One school found it to be a ‘calming’ experience for the students. Many students found the opportunity to express their fears and let go of their worries very helpful.
Click here to find out more at the Prayer Spaces in Schools website.