In order to give children time and space to develop an ability to 'be still and know that God is God', to pray and to reflect, we are setting up 'reflection stations' in the library again. The children will visit the library once every week or two, with their teacher, to spend time in quietness, doing a variety of calm activities, reading from the bible/a bible story book/a bible verse or just sitting, so that they can connect with God.
We hope that this opportunity will be meaningful for them, and that they make the most of opportunities in day-to-day life to turn their thoughts and hearts towards God.
We want our learners to become more and more 'fully alive'. We know that with John Peacock's input we will be developing their physical muscles and abilities extra well through sport and PE. With our usual learning programme and through Lynn Williams' input, we are developing their neural pathways and their thinking skills. With the focus on the Footprints programme and through learning to resolve conflict, they will be learning to identify and handle their emotions better.
So, the focus on quiet reflection is one way we will be providing opportunities for them to develop spiritually, the final piece of the puzzle of a holistic education. Philippians 4:13 says that we can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.
Please encourage your child, with us, to ask for God's help with the concerns and issues they are facing.
Looking forward to a great term.