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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)

The Wheelbarrow


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  • The Wheelbarrow

Category: Prayer Activities Age Group: all ages

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We’ve all got rubbish in our lives.
Farmers sometimes use wheelbarrows to move rubbish from one place to another. This activity uses a wheelbarrow as a strong visual metaphor for ‘getting rid of the rubbish’.
Students are invited to think about the rubbish in their lives, the rubbish on the ‘inside’. Not just ‘outside’ rubbish like broken objects and worn out clothes, but ‘inside’ rubbish too.

(This prayer activity was created by Michael Scharf who works for the Diocese of Vienna, Austria.)