Prayer Spaces

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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Advent Calendar 2021 – Primary Years

Welcome to the SDS Advent Calendar 2021 for the Primary Years students. During this journey of Advent, let’s prepare ourselves to celebrate the birth of Jesus. The Advent Calendar started on the 28th November 2021, the first Sunday of Advent. Open each door on the date. Read more »

Click on the icon showing the day of Advent and wait for the pop-up window to appear. The first window will open this Sunday…

Advent Calendar 2021 – Early Years

Welcome to the SDS Advent Calendar 2021 for the Early Years students. During this journey of Advent, let’s prepare ourselves to celebrate the birth of Jesus. The Advent Calendar starts on the 28th November 2021, the first Sunday of Advent. Open each door on the date. Read more »

Click on the icon showing the day of Advent and wait for the pop-up window to appear. The first window will open this Sunday…

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 »

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 »

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 »

Prayer Spaces in Schools February Newsletter

Hello Friends, January was great fun. At the beginning of the month the Prayer Spaces in Schools team spent 24hrs in the Surrey countryside together. We try to take time away like this every January to dream, plan and pray for the year ahead. It’s good to start the year together and it’s important for a healthy team dynamic. You can read more about our time together here Read more »

Prayer Spaces in Schools Newsletter June 2017

Dear Friends,

Welcome to July
Our friends in Scotland and Malta (and probably others too) have already celebrated the end of their school year. Here in England (and Germany, etc.), however, we’ve got a few more weeks to go, so we’re still counting down until we can sing ‘school’s out for Summer’. There’s been no slowing down though – June has been a busy month! … Read more »