On the 3rd of November 2021, the National Literacy Agency in collaboration with Prayer Spaces within the Spiritual Development in Schools organised an online Family Writing Activity entitled ‘Together We Win/Nirbħu Lkoll Flimkien’. This activity was sponsored by Merlin Publishers.
‘Together We Win/Nirbħu Lkoll Flimkien’ offered a unique opportunity for parents/caregivers to participate in an educational experience related to creative reflection and hands-on prayers with their children… Read more »
A group of twenty-four young children from the Diocese Commission for Children experienced a spiritual interactive session. The session, which was led by Spiritual Development in Schools, took place at St Monica School Gzira, on Saturday, 16th October 2021. All the necessary precautions and health restrictions measures were taken as the children entered the classroom and found an individual chair and desk where to stay… Read more »
Fil-programm ‘Illum ma’ Steph’ li xxandar b’mod dirett nhar it-Tlieta 12 t’ Ottubru 2021 fuq TVM, Fr Reuben Gauci koordinatur tal-SDS flimkien ma’ Silvana Cardona ħaddiema pastorali fl-SDS, tkellmu dwar il-ħidma tagħhom fl-iżvilupp spirtwali fl-iskejjel, b’mod partikulari f’dawk tal-Istat u Indipendenti. Il-preżentattriċi s-Sa Stephanie Spiteri staqsiet dwar il-koordinament mar-Religious Counsellors u s-servizz tagħhom fl-iskejjel, kif ukoll dwar prayer spaces li hija waħda mill-inzjattivi li jgħinu lit-tfal jikbru fl-ispirtwalità tagħhom personali u flimkien… Read more »
Once again, as in previous years, the Spiritual Development in Schools (SDS) has been invited to offer the Prayer Spaces experience to children attending Skolasajf organised by FES.
This year the main theme for Skolasajf was ‘An I in every Winner’. This slogan aimed to punctuate the importance that every individual has his own individual talents which can make him successful in his chosen path… Read more »
We are nearly into the Spring season, and with that, brings warmer weather, the relaxing of restrictions and lots of sunny walks. Schools have recently reopened in the UK and Ireland and the word that seems to frame many of our discussions is ‘recovery’. We hope and pray that our families, teachers, schools workers and children are able to experience peaceful recovery from a difficult year… Read more »
Dear Friends, Advent Project with Archbishop of York Youth Trust
If you are looking for resources to use during advent, we have partnered with the Archbishop of York Youth Trust to bring you 4 weeks of content to help pupils explore moments of stillness in the Christmas story. The resource encourages pupils to take time to reflect and create ‘sacred spaces’ within the busyness of Christmas through simple activities… Read more »
A little over five years ago, Tandia Hughes joined the Prayer Spaces in Schools team. Since then, she has supported hundreds of prayer spaces, responded to countless emails (you may have received a few of them?), project managed our National Conferences, and generally made sure that everything worked. [insert massive round of applause here!]
The sad news is that she’s leaving the Prayer Spaces in Schools team this month… Read more »
When we sent our last newsletter on 3rd April, we’d just produced our first few prayer activities for children, young people and their households to use at home. Prayer Spaces in Schools had given birth to Prayer Spaces at Home. And wow, look how it’s grown!
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Incredibly, more than 10,000 Prayer Spaces at Home activities have been downloaded since the start of April…
Things were a bit different when we last sent one of these newsletters. Schools were still open, and lots of them were hosting prayer spaces. But that’s all changed. And so we are changing too.
With most children and young people at home for the time-being, we decided to try and convert a few of our prayer activities for use at home – after all, not many families have a bubble tube or a gazebo in their living room! … Read more »
On a weekly basis, during Lent, prayer spaces were organized in our school. Each week a theme was chosen. Activities related to each theme took place according to the creativity of each class teacher. ‘Jesus I love you’ prayer space The themes were: “Jesus I love you”, were the kids made a heart craft and then offered it to Jesus by putting it near a large cross in the school hall while reciting the prayer “Jesus, I love you.” Children offered love hearts to Jesus The second prayer space was “Jesus hold my hand.” The children drew or painted their hands and offered it to Jesus, by putting it in one of the baskets in front of the Via Crucis Read more »made up of Playmobil toys by our headmistress and one of our kindergarten assistants. …