Many Christians use the time of Lent for reflecting on their faith and the Easter story. Some people choose to go on a pilgrimage, a walking journey that gives them space to reflect and think about their relationship with God and how they can follow Jesus’ example and be loving, giving and compassionate to the world around them.
With 6 weeks of content, Pilgrim Pathways will take pupils on a pilgrimage journey through Lent, looking at 6 different items that are important on a walking pilgrimage. Each week will focus on a different item beginning with a lamp and followed with a map, first aid kit, walking stick, shelter and finally food & drink. Pilgrim Pathways will help pupils explore how these items symbolise ideas that can help them when facing challenges in their personal life journey. They are designed to encourage reflection and practical actions that can support pupils’ wellbeing and happiness.
Each week, the resource includes:
An introduction to the pilgrimage symbol
- Bible links
- A short video reflection
- 4 practical challenges
- A closing prayer
The resource can be used for collective worship in school or church settings. Activities and challenges are suitable for KS2 and KS3 but can be adjusted for use with KS1 and KS4 pupils.