ICE Torbay have carried out a number of ‘Payer Spaces in Schools’ projects, with themes including Christmas, Easter, and Transition (for Year 6). We also offer Prayer Spaces which link in with most of the commonly cited ‘school values’, (‘Christian Values’ for CofE schools), enabling children to further explore the meaning of each. The project links with RE curriculum objectives by enabling children to interact with questions of meaning; thinking about why prayer is important to Christians and reflecting on what prayer means for them. Prayer Spaces enable children to explore faith and spirituality from a Christian perspective in a safe, creative and interactive way.
Members of the ICE Torbay team would setup 3 or 4 prayer stations in either a classroom or hall space, then invite a class in to visit these stations and take part in a variety of activities. Allowing for a little over an hour per class, we tend to offer this activities to two classes during a morning.
Some pictures from our Christmas 2017 Prayer Spaces:
For more information on Prayer Spaces in Schools, please visit their website.