Many teachers comment on the deep thinking they see in the children as we explore the Bible Stories. They explore their own thoughts about faith and belief but they are also challenged to think about issues, emotions and values. Depending on the story these could be kindness, forgiveness, grief, caring for our world, the reasons for war and so much more.
We’ve found it so valuable to allow them extra time specifically to reflect on their thinking and how it impacts their lives. Sometimes we’ve done this in class. Last month Danestone Primary, after the whole school had explored the story of the Good Samaritan, chose to run a prayer (or reflective) space. Hear about their experience here:
For more information on prayer spaces or ideas for reflective spaces have a look at this website