What's On - Prayer Spaces in Schools Training Workshop

Date: 04/05/2017

Location: The Lantern Cafe at Newcastle Cathedral, NE1 1PF. 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Diocese of Newcastle Children and YouthDo you want to know how to get started with a Prayer Space in your school?

This Training Workshop is for anyone interested in prayer spaces, including children’s and youth workers, clergy, parents, school staff and volunteers.

More than 2000 temporary prayer spaces have been hosted in primary and secondary schools around the UK so far.

Prayer Spaces in SchoolsThese prayer spaces usually take place in classroom-sized areas that have been transformed for a few days or for a week, and are hosted by a small team of suitably trained, local Christians.

Prayer spaces provide a safe, creative, engaging environment for students, of faith and of no faith, to explore their sense of identity, to reflect on their relationships and on ways to resolve difficulties and conflict, to consider how they engage with the wider world, and to experience prayer.

All over the UK, prayer spaces have been welcomed and praised by Head teachers, teachers and parents as a valuable contribution to the RE and PSHE syllabus, in line with government requirements, as well as assisting in the statutory responsibility to support the spiritual and moral development of the students.

Mrs Gill Booth, Executive Headteacher for The Dayspring Trust in the Diocese of Durham, said: “No project that we have used in school has had a bigger impact on student well-being than this one and it is something that many of our pupils would like to see as an annual event.”

The Training Workshop will include:

  • ‘How to Get Started with Prayer Spaces’ presentation from Phil Togwell, National Director of Prayer Spaces in Schools
  • Story-telling with local practitioners
  • Prayer activities to explore
  • Refreshments

Register with Judith Sadler: j.sadler@newcastle.anglican.org or 0191 270 4100.

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