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"The Prayer Space enables students to learn from RE, rather than just to learn about RE. The different ways for students to engage with prayer, whilst in the Prayer Space, enables all young people to have a fresh understanding of what prayer means, rather than seeing it just in a traditionally dry way."Mr Perry (Head teacher, Romford)

Sorry Strings

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Category: Prayer Activities Age Group: 7 - 11's Age Group: 12 - 16's Age Group: 16+

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The phrase 'sorry is as sorry does' means that the apology is only as good as the action that follows it. Being sorry is a statement of intent, that I am going to live differently.

This activity encourages pupils to think about things that they want or need to say sorry for, and then to write it onto torn-up cardboard and peg it onto some hanging strings.

There are other prayer activities in our library that focus on the 'sorry' theme. This is the only one where pupils are encouraged to write down the things they are sorry for and display them for others to see. The pupils don't sign them, of course, but even so, the prayers are public. Amazingly, this doesn't seem to deter pupils from writing honest sorry prayers. And once some have been pegged, many others follow.

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