Pupil Voice – Prayer Week 21.10.19-25.10.19
Y6 Child– ‘We made little butterflies and got to write down something we wanted to be forgiven for. We then got to shred the piece of paper so it was gone and we can start all over again. It made me feel glad.’
Y4 Child – ‘I found shredding the forgiveness satisfying and I liked the idea of the dissolving table to show this.’
Y4 Child – ‘We have made out prayer space outside so it can be a quiet place to go to and think.’
Y6 Child – ‘Prayer week has given us time to reflect on and with God.’
Y4 & Y5 Children – ‘Why can we not have prayer week every week?’
Y4 Child – ‘We celebrate prayer week because we are a Christian school. It is nice that we have also celebrated other religions too as it is important to learn about these and what they do. This is especially important as we have children in our school with different religions.’
Y6 Child – ‘Even if we share different beliefs, Prayer Week is still a nice time to meditate.’
All children – the big frieze and large art work has made it a lot clearer to understand the bible and order of events.
Y5 & Y6 Children – ‘We have been making clay crosses to go up around the school. We got to put different symbols on them.’ ‘I chose a sun and moon to show the bright and dark side and because it links to the creation story.’
Y2Child – ‘Our big art work was to show incarnation which is when Jesus was born. We made a stable and we liked using the gold and silver paints.’
Y5 Child – ‘We showed salvation. We drew a face and some were rainbow coloured and some black/grey. This showed the good side helping the bad side and the hands throw it across to them.’
Y4 Child – ‘We made the Kingdom of God and we got to draw our own versions of what this looks like first and put all of our ideas together. We put gold gates on the castle to show they are entering heaven and steps leading up to it.’
Y3 Child – ‘Ours was the fall so we made little Adam and Eve characters out of pipe cleaners and then made the waterfall out of words to do with God such as love and kindness.’
Y5 & Y6 Children – ‘We had a prayer space session with Tim and there were different activities. We had pebbles for forgiveness and used scrabble letters to make words such as peace and love. We enjoyed this.’
All year groups said that they had really enjoyed prayer week, especially the art opportunities.