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“I enjoyed it as I got to express my feelings and worries and I also got to pray which is something I wouldn’t normally do.”Student (England)

Empty Chair

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

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When someone that we love leaves us or dies, they leave a gap in our lives. We miss them.

This activity offers a simple, safe place for pupils to consider and express a bit of how they feel about someone who they have loved and lost. It encourages pupils to reflect on the good memories, but it also allows for, and affirms, the sad ones too. It's OK to not be OK.

This activity consists of an empty chair to represent the 'missing person', and invites pupils to write on luggage tags or post-it notes and attach them to the chair.

To find out more about this prayer activity, please read Matt Rushby's story.

To get started, please download the PDF.