We're excited to bring you a brand-new Advent resource for 2020 in partnership with Prayer Spaces in Schools, 'Sacred Spaces at Advent'.

Sacred Spaces at Advent

For Advent 2020, we have partnered with the fantastic organisation Prayer Spaces in Schools to produce the free resource ‘Sacred Spaces at Advent’.  The lead up to Christmas can be a busy time and we can forget to slow down, missing some of the most important things about this special season. With four weeks of content, we explore moments of stillness found in the Christmas story. Each of these moments, or as we call them ‘sacred spaces’, came out of simple every day activities. This resource will help pupils to take inspiration from the Christmas story and learn how to create sacred spaces in their everyday lives, which can support their well-being and happiness.

Each week, the resource includes:

  • An introduction to the sacred space theme
  • Bible link verse
  • A short video reflection from the Archbishop of York Stephen Cottrell
  • 3 practical challenges
  • A closing prayer

The resource can be used for collective worship in school or church settings, as well as individually or as a family at home. Activities and challenges are suitable for KS2 and KS3, but can be adjusted for use with KS1 and KS4 pupils. Downloadable resources come in the form of a PowerPoint, video files and printable sheets.

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