"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)

Prayer Space Bus

For the last two years, no room has been available in my school for me, as a governor, to install what was, the annual prayer space. So I thought that I would bring the space to the school.

My church owns a single deck bus, with many of the seats removed, and used for detached youth work, in local estates. So having passed my competence test, and with a licence that allows me to drive a bus, I parked it outside the main entrance, built a prayer space, and the children came along, half a class at a time, and loved it.

There were 17 different stations for them to engage with, and their posters now adorn the small permanent prayer space in the school. Visitors from other schools were invited to view, and they also loved what they saw, and realised the potential for their school. Already, another school has booked the bus for a few weeks time, doubling the size of their planned prayer space, and the hope is for other local schools to ‘get on board.'

Trevor Clarke, Prayer Space Leader


Posted on 20th August 2019

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