Stories

“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 »

Action Songs, Animated Stories and Prayer Spaces during a Family Writing Activity

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 collaborative spiritual session between SDS and KDT

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 »

A live interview with SDS during the TV Programme ‘Illum ma’ Steph’

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 »

Engaging online prayer spaces during Skolasajf 2021

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 »

Prayer Spaces in Schools March 2021 Newsletter

Dear friends,

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 »

Prayer Spaces In Schools Newsletter September 2020 – UK

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 »

Prayer Spaces in Schools UK – July

Dear Friends,  

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 »

Prayer Spaces in schools – May Newsletter – 10,000 reasons


Dear Friends,

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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10,000 reasons
Incredibly, more than 10,000 Prayer Spaces at Home activities have been downloaded since the start of April…

Time for Change – Prayer Spaces at Home April 2020

Dear Friends,

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 »