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“We are very pleased with the prayer space in our school. It worked out real depth, and shows who we are as a school. We’re always looking for opportunities to help the students to think about the meaning of life and the prayer space helps to form their identity. It’s an important consideration that I make everyday as manager: What suits this school at this time? The prayer space fits well within the task we have in the areas of socialization, personal development and civic education of our students. The prayer space was way more than just a quiet room. Often you see that those spaces are empty and not in use. But this time it was really alive."Bas Bastiaanse, School Director (Netherlands)

Knife Angel

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  • Knife Angel

Category: Prayer Activities Age Group: 12 - 16's Age Group: 16+

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This is a very sensitive subject, please be aware of your setting and adapt as needed.

Across Great Britain there has been a surge in violent knife crime. The number of offences involving a knife or sharp instrument increased from just over 41,000 in the year to June 2018 to just over 44,000 in the last 12 months (ONS June 2019)

Knife crime affects people across the country and this activity invites pupils to reflect on, and pray for, those involved in knife crime. The activity is based around the Knife Angel built out of 100,000 knives that were handed to police in the UK.

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