Pupils at Orchid Vale Primary School spent a day reflecting on themselves and the world around them at the school’s Prayer Space event in September.
Supported by a Christian organisation called Prayer Spaces in Schools, the aim was to create time during the day to pause and find some moments of tranquillity in busy lives.
RE coordinator Emma McCarthy said: “Developing children’s spirituality is high on the educational agenda just now.
"We were pleased that the Bristol Diocese Schools worker Mark Tidy was able to come and facilitate some of the activities, including explaining what prayers are, helping the older children explore some big questions whilst reflecting on their hopes and dreams for the future.”
Activities on the day included quiet reflection in the tranquillity zone and camp fire stories, as well as creating prayer plates and a prayer wall.
Commenting on the results of the day Emma said: “All children were able to write prayers if they wanted to, and these will all be taken to Christ Church in Swindon later in October for a Pray for Schools event.”