Prayer Spaces

Our children are innately curious about life. Growing up raises lots of questions, some to do with their experience, both the good and the bad, and some to do with their sense of wonder at the universe we live in and whether there’s more to life than meets the eye. Many have an interest in the non-material aspects of life, the spirit or soul, and want to explore how these ideas and experiences help them to develop their own sense of identity, self-worth, personal insight, meaning and purpose.


Prayer space enables children, of all faiths and none, to explore these life questions, spirituality and faith in a safe, creative and interactive way. 

Taking a broadly Christian perspective as a starting point, prayer spaces give children and young people an opportunity to develop skills of personal reflection and to explore prayer in an open, inclusive and safe environment. 

The approach does not proselytise and purposely allows pupils to make their own meaning and to draw their own conclusions.


In school, prayer space happens daily and children are encouraged to access prayer space independently and voluntarily. 


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Oak Class

In Oak Class, we have explored what prayer is and why time for reflection is important for our wellbeing and the development of spirituality. Each prayer space, we have calming music playing and use a candle to help us say our prayers. Here are some of the activities we have chosen to do in Prayer Space:

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Cedar Class

Prayer spaces enable children and young people, of all faiths and none, to explore life's questions, spirituality and faith in a safe and creative ways.

In prayer space this term we are engaging in a variety of activities:

  1. World Vision: World Hunger Kenya - in which students are encourged to offer thoughts and prayers to the starving in Kenya.
  2. Christian Aid: Women - In which the children will learn of the plight of women around the world and offer up thought a



    nd prayers.