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"The prayer space brought the whole school community together - a shared experience for all. It was a time to be still, to reflect on our many blessings and to consider issues affecting others both locally and across the world. I highly recommend that other schools adopt a prayer space time of their own. You won't be disappointed!"Jane Crouch (Head teacher, Oxford)

Our Town

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Category: Prayer Activities Age Group: all ages

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We don’t get to choose the village, town or city that we grow up in, that choice is made for us. Some people will end up loving the place that they grow up in, whilst others might hate it; most of us will have both positive and negative thoughts and memories about the area we grew up in.

This activity encourages pupils to think about the place that they live and to consider their feelings towards it. Some of those thoughts will be positive, but perhaps some of them will be negative. Pupils will get the opportunity to write down their feelings, reflections and prayers towards or for the area onto either a model of a local landmark, or a photo or map of the area.

To get started, please download the PDF on the right.