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"Visiting Parc Eglos school was a privilege in itself so it was a very pleasant surprise to observe a group of pupils actively engaged in learning about prayer and faith. Schools are busy places and do not always lend themselves to times of quiet. The Prayer Space is clearly a place where children can take time to learn about themselves, each other and the role faith plays in modern life."Derek Thomas, MP for St Ives (Cornwall)

Magnetic Poetry Prayers

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  • Magnetic Poetry Prayers

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

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"A poem is a device that helps people breathe." "A poem is a painting in words." Sometimes poetry helps us to express things that 'everyday language' can't.

This activity invites pupils to create a simple poem prayer, using fridge magnets.

These sets of magnetic poetry usually come in tin boxes, and so pupils can use the lid of the box to arrange the words. This makes the activity private, although you can also encourage pupils to take a photo of their poem to keep as a record, if they want to.

If you or the pupils want to use Twitter to share some of the prayer-poetry, please include @PrayerInSchools or #prayerspaces to the Tweet. Alternatively, if you have a large magnetic board, you could allow the pupils to arrange their poems where others can read them. 

If you are using the adult sets of poetry, it is a good idea to check through the box and remove any words which might be suggestive or inappropriate.

To get started please download the PDF on the right.