At St. Michael’s, prayer forms an intrinsic part of our daily life. Pupils are well aware of the significance and importance of daily prayer through the class prayers and our school prayer. They are confident to be able to articulate ‘an informed and evaluative understanding of the value and use of prayer and reflection’.
Throughout our school we have a central and Phase interactive prayer and reflection areas which include activities for pupils to complete on the subject of prayer and reflection and ways in which they can gain support.
Our Outside Reflection and Prayer Area
After requests from some of our pupils, had an outside prayer area installed so that the children could stay outside whilst having time to reflect about their week, pray or just have some quiet times to be with others, their thoughts and God.
Our outside prayer area has lights, bible verses and cushions to make it a welcoming but reflective area that all the children can use, look after and take the time to reflect once inside.
As a Church School, we feel that it is extremely important for the children to explore their faith in a personal, fun and interactive way and we are therefore very excited to be able to offer the opportunity for the children to do this during their lunchtime with Lord’s Club.
The club is run in partnership with St Michael’s Church by the Youth Work Team who also lead the weekly ‘Lord’s Club’ for children for the Middle and Upper Phases at lunchtime. The club takes place on a Thursday between 1:10-1:30pm and it is aimed at providing the opportunity for the children to find out more about what it means to be a Christian and to be friends with Jesus. The children play lots of games, make some interesting crafts and look at cool stories in the Bible.
Why is Lord’s Club important? - Pupil Voice
“We get to learn about God, pray to God and learn more about what the Bible means for us”.
“I enjoy having fun at Lord’s Club and learning new things from the Bible that we may not know”.
“We can learn about God and how we can worship Him not just in a Church, but in our school lives”.
‘What do you gain from Lord’s Club?’
“We learn different things each week that we may not learn otherwise and we learn more about what it means to have faith and how we can live that faith in our day to day lives”.
“We can ask questions that we might not ask anywhere else because we have known them for a long time and we feel really comfortable at Lord’s Club”.
“We learn more about what being a Christian is and different ways we can show our friends and family we believe in God”.