To launch our ‘people who help us’ theme, we started with our school staff!
We looked at the roles of all of the different people in school, and agreed why we are thankful for them! They can’t go on our ‘star of the day’ wall, so we classified them as ‘superstar star staff’ and made them the focus of our prayer wall.
We made stars by weaving wool, and whilst weaving we talked about how we could show our gratitude.
We wrote a simple prayer to express our thanks!
We have created an outdoor prayer space under our sun shelter!
There are lots of activities that encourage prayer and contemplation, including our map, where we ‘look out into the world’ and prayer for others!
Worship Council reviewed and refined our school prayer, adding 'Playing' and 'Learning':
May the light of God's presence shine among us,
in our praising,
in our praying,
in our playing,
in or speaking,
in our listening
and in our learning
When we explored our school prayer closely, we found that we didn't really understand the meaning behind 'May the light of God's presence shine among us' so Ruth (NISCU) helped us to see this visually with the use of a darkened hall and torches. We learned that light can be a symbol of God, ('God is light' 1Jn1:5:Jn9:5) and with the torches we could see the beams of light shining among us, just like God's love