The summer term is often the busiest term in the school calendar and as such, it seems apposite to create a space in which the whole school community can draw breath, reflect and contemplate where we are as individuals at the end of a year of change and growth. As we think nationally about our community and Europe, many children have questions about their relationship to wider communities whether at school or beyond.
As such, we have created an interactive prayer space at the School which the children can access during the school day for periods of introspection and reflection. Although praying at set times is a rich part of our pupils’ experience at St Joseph’s, we believe that it is central to our Catholic experience as a whole and so the prayer space has been set up under the umbrella of a school Prayer Week to enable staff and pupils alike to focus on ways in which prayer can enrich and stimulate our faith with a meaningful connection to our modern lives.
All week until Friday 17th June, small groups of children are visiting the prayer space with their teachers and amongst the variety of activities on offer, they can decide how they engage in that time. The prayer space is also available at break times for individual self-directed visits.
Themes available within the space include :-
Consideration of migrants and those seeking safety
People we care about
Our personal relationship with God
Everyone is different
Silent contemplationFather Philip will be in attendance at sessions during the week and parents are invited to use the space on Friday 17th June from 2.30pm.Although the Payer Space is only in existence until 17th June, we envisage that staff, parents and the children will carry their reflections and experiences with them beyond the week.
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
St Peter’s Park Road