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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)

Prayer Spaces In Schools has made its way across the pond to Canada.

“Prayer Spaces In Schools has made its way across the pond to Canada. We want to thank the Prayer Spaces team for their fantastic resources and innovative ideas. 

Using various ideas from the website as inspiration, we spent a couple of weeks on the topic of prayer in Christian Studies lessons.  Teachers transformed their classrooms into prayerful spaces.  Students could engage with different prayer activities based on some themes from the Lord’s Prayer. 

Students of different ages (Kindergarten to Grade Nine) were able to engage in prayerful activities in fresh, creative ways. These activities were well received by a wide range and age of students. We then used this as a stepping stone to launch into our “Spiritual Emphasis Week” and to begin new prayer initiatives that continue to put prayer at the centre of what we do as a school community.

Thanks again for all your hard work and creativity towards finding new ways for youngsters to engage more meaningfully into prayerful moments and spaces.”

Mr. Knafla, Principal, Menno Simons Christian School, Canada

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Posted on 12th January 2019

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