Prayer spaces in schools are day events or week long events where students can experience prayer and reflection in creative ways. In a practical sense this involves transforming a physical space (a classroom, library, meeting room etc.) so students can creatively explore faith and spirituality from a broadly Christian perspective.
In a primary school, typically half a class will access the prayer and reflection space for approximately 45 minutes (for secondary schools this is usually a whole class for a class period). The session includes a short introduction on what Christians believe about prayer and what reflection is, time to explore the interactive activities set up in the room and coming together again as a class at the end to give their feedback.
The students are invited to reflect on the different activities as they complete them or pray if they would like to. Prayer and reflection spaces help students to engage with spirituality and prayer in a creative, experiential, inclusive and safe way.
“Prayer Spaces gave all our children a wealth of creative opportunities to explore the big questions about prayer in a safe and accessible environment. It was also wonderful to see our pupils enjoying conversation and fun with members of our local church community.”
Liz Mason- Assistant Head Teacher- North Leigh CE Primary School- 2016