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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)

(England) Primary RE and Prayer Spaces in Schools

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  • (England) Primary RE and Prayer Spaces in Schools

Category: Education Guides Age Group: under 6's Age Group: 7 - 11's

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Prayer Spaces in Schools help enable young people to meet many of the requirements for Religious Education (RE) in primary schools.

Religious education is a statutory subject for schools with a non-statutory national framework. The document (right) outlines the legal requirements for Religious Education in English Schools. It is helpful to be aware of these requirements when planning a prayer space for your local school to enable you to have informed discussions with the school about how the prayer space will fit into the individual schools RE Scheme of work.