Developing our approaches to support spiritual development:
- Teaching children how to meditate
- Teaching Yoga techniques (physical > spiritual)
- Use of candles for reflection
- Listening to and creating music to aid thinking/reflection
- Reflecting on the outstanding beauty in our world – awe and wonder
- Guided visualisation
- Responding to ‘big questions’ about life and living, raised by the teachers
- Asking ‘big questions’ about life and living, raised by the children/young people
- Use of a reflection/spiritual focus/space in the classrooms.
Giving children opportunities to explore spirituality
We aim to give our children opportunities to explore spirituality across many areas…
This quote from Henry Ford puts it well: “When I use the word spirituality, I don’t necessarily mean religion; I mean whatever it is that helps you feel connected to something that is larger than yourself.”
The sense of awe and wonder in our world and our own place in it leads to many of life’s biggest questions, such as: “Why are we here?”. The P4C ( Philosophy for Learning) sessions that are part of our school practice give children plenty of opportunities to explore these.
Obviously, spirituality and religion are often naturally linked too, and questions such as “Is there a god?” and “If there is a god, what exactly is he/she like?” are explored.
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