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Lavant school prayer week highlights life’s big questions

Oliver Scott, six, and Leah Bailey, four, looking at prayers hanging on the tree in the special prayer room. Picture by Kate Shemilt. C140164-2

Oliver Scott, six, and Leah Bailey, four, looking at prayers hanging on the tree in the special prayer room. Picture by Kate Shemilt. C140164-2

THE ‘big questions of life’ were considered by primary school students at a recent prayer week.

Pupils at Lavant CoE Primary school were able to visit a specially-prepared room in their school to contemplate important issues and religion.

“It was a great success and we only received positive feedback from parents and children,” said head teacher Adrian King afterwards.

“Children have been learning about the importance of prayer in the two weeks leading up to the prayer week.”

A room was specially prepared, with a prayer tree, a big questions board, a collection of awe-inspiring images from around the world, as well as a map of the globe all featuring.

Children visited the room with their class throughout the week and also were able to come back on their own independently.

Mr King said the room also contained ‘forgiveness stones’ teaching the students the importance of forgiving each other.

“What we want to do in the busyness of school life is give children the opportunity of coming out and going into a calm, reflective environment and giving them space as individuals,” he said.

He added the day had been organised by the school’s religious education and collective worship leader Jo Yelland.

The prayer week began on February 3 and Mr King said he was keen to repeat it.

 

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