Prayer Spaces

Harry Potter-Inspired Prayer Activities

Creating this space with these particular prayer activities originated from what our Year 8s – 10s students show interest in about books and movies. The aim is to help individuals become who they were created to be with a purpose. They will understand and realise that they belong in our school’s caring community. (BeSpace. “Downloads for Organising a School Prayer Space”) Read more »

Who will be the participants? …

Soul Speak programme

The National Literacy Agency, in collaboration with Spiritual Development in Schools, will once again be organising four ‘Soul Speak’ sessions of writing, reading, and reflection for primary children from Year 4 to Year 6 (8-10 years old).

What is Soul Speak?

During sessions of Soul Speak, the children are given the opportunity to train in the Writing Process, through imaginative and reflective activities that encourage them to pray creatively… Read more »

I am a Hero when …

The Spiritual Development in Schools together with Prayer Spaces team members and other volunteers once again collaborated with Foundation for Educational Services (FES) and offered the Prayer Spaces experience in person for children attending Skolasajf.

Theme Skola Sajf 2022 Logo

This year’s main theme of Skolasajf 2022 was ‘Earth Heroes, Unite’. This slogan drew on the need to be united in the face of adversary so that together we will reap the fruit of our work and commitment where the collective of everyone will help to build a better and stronger society… Read more »

10 reasons for an outdoor prayer space

If you have never run an outdoor prayer space, you might not know all the wonderful things it can do for children and young people, for the school and for your local community. As the weather warms up and the sun begins to shine more regularly, there is no better time to think about running an outdoor prayer space in your local school.

Here are 10 reasons why you might want to run an outdoor prayer space:

  1. Most of us feel better in all sorts of ways when we have spent time outdoors.  It has been scientifically proven that we feel calmer, happier, less stressed, and more creative when we are outdoors in natural environments. 
  2. Lots of people who believe in God say that they feel close to God outdoors. 
  3. People who don’t believe in God, often say that the outdoors is where they feel most spiritually alive. 
  4. All of us have experienced moments of awe and wonder in outdoor environments…
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Peace, Love and Joy

During the month of May 2022, Prayer Spaces sessions took place at St Clare College Gzira Primary and Maria Regina College Induction Hub Primary Naxxar Schools. On the 4th and 5th of May, the sessions occurred at Gzira Primary while at Induction Hub Primary Naxxar, they happened on the 9th and 12th of May, 2022. Prayer Spaces stations were prepared by the SDS team in rooms provided by the schools’ leadership teams… Read more »

Lord Teach us To Pray

On Saturday 23rd April 2022, a seminar for catechists entitled ‘Lord Teach us to Pray!’ (Mulej Għallimna Nitolbu!) was held at the Archbishop’s Curia Refectory.

The seminar was organized by Lifelong Catechesis in collaboration with Spiritual Development in Schools (SDS) within the Archdiocese of Malta.

Throughout the seminar, Rev Fr Reuben Gauci showed methods of prayer in the Christian Tradition and offered practical suggestions as to how one can help children and pre-adolescents discover prayer life and pray… Read more »

Esperjenza Rikka fil-Kulleġġ San Tumas More Primary B Żejtun

Din is-sena, żmien ir-Randan ħalla l-frott fl-iskola tagħna, għax flimkien mal-istudenti tagħna, għexna din l-esperjenza sabiħa flimkien li resqitna qrib iktar ta’ dak li qed jiġri madwarna, kellna ċ-ċans nirriflettu dwar il-ħajja li qed ngħixu u kien mod kreattiv ta’ kif tlabna lkoll flimkien mal-klassijiet tagħna bħala komunita’.

It-tfal kellhom iċ-ċans jesploraw temi soċjali fid-dawl tal-imħabba li aħna bħala nsara għandna nuru ma’ ħutna fil-bżonn… Read more »

“A very valuable morning, I felt many emotions”

On Wednesday 9th March 2022, the National Literacy Agency welcomed the Spiritual Development in Schools team to deliver a training session about prayer spaces to the Heads of the Department for Literacy and other NLA personnel.

Fr Reuben Gauci commenced the session by introducing the SDS team and its role in supporting, providing and accompanying educators and students in schools with spiritual activities… Read more »

“Do you Love me?” – Deep Questions during Lent 2022

The Spiritual Development in Schools team has embarked on several prayer space activities in different Primary, Middle and Secondary State Schools in Malta during Lent 2022.

The SDS team carried out various prayer space activities in classrooms at St George Preca College Pieta Primary,  St George Preca College Hamrun GP Primary, St Margeret College Vittoriosa Primary and St Benedict College Żurrieq Primary State Schools… Read more »

Prayer Spaces in Schools February 22 Newsletter

Dear friends,

It has been a busy month for Prayer Spaces in Schools, and a sober few weeks for Ukraine. We invite you to join us in praying for the people, the leaders and for peace in the coming weeks.

New Prayer Activities for Ukraine

We have developed a series of 6 prayer activities to help children and young people pray for the crisis that is currently unfolding in Ukraine… Read more »

“I felt part of a community who is feeling or going through the same challenges as myself.”

On Tuesday, 8th February 2022, the Spiritual Development in Schools team delivered training about ‘What are Prayer Spaces and Values’ with a group of forty educators from St Thomas More College Żejtun Primary B. 

The training helped educators realize that with simple everyday objects and spaces, one can reflect and pray and continue to build meaningful relationships within the Self, Others, The World and God… Read more »