Nurturing the spirituality of primary school children through a prayer space

In this dissertation I will be looking at how the inborn spirituality of primary school children might be nurtured and developed through regular access to and use of a prayer space: a sacred space set aside for children to think, reflect, question, and rest in the presence of God.

My decision to focus my research on prayer spaces in schools is two-fold.

From a spiritual point of view, I am interested in the topic of how and why children pray, and the impact that has on their spiritual development. Secondly, my work within local primary schools as part of my job has led to an interest in how I can engage better with schools in order to develop children’s spirituality beyond occasional assemblies or RE lessons. The findings of this study will provide me with insights and information immediately applicable to my job as Children’s Worker.

Lauren Jewhurst

Lauren graduated from Bristol CYM in 2012 with a BA (Hons) in Children and Family work and Practical Theology

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