Spirituality, Reflection and Prayer

Children's spiritual development is key at St George's C of E Primary School. We want children to develop a clear sense of themselves, others and the beyond by the time they leave our school. Please see our policies for RE, spirituality and collective worship to read more about how we do this on a daily basis.

At St George's C of E Primary School we give children and adults the opportunity to articulate and explore their spiritual development to enable them to flourish in this area.

What is meant by Spirituality?

At St George's C of E Primary School we have a shared understanding of the 4 areas of spirituality and provide opportunities for all to be explored across the curriculum as well as during worship.

Spirituality concerns a person's relationship with themselves, with others, with nature and the environment and with the world beyond. These four elements form the basis of our work in developing a strong sense of spirituality in the members of our school community.

The Four Elements

Reflect on...yourself

  • What does it mean to be you?
  • How are you special and unique?
  • What are your values?
  • What do you do that makes you proud of yourself?
  • What can you do to improve?
  • Can you stand up for what is right?

Reflect on...others

  • What effect do you have on others around you?
  • Do you treat people equally?
  • Why do others behave the way they do?
  • Can you influence people to change in a positive way?
  • How can you show compassion?

Reflect on...the world and beauty

  • What do you find beautiful in the world?
  • Why and how should we care for the planet?
  • Is nature always a positive thing?
  • How do things in the natural world, and human creations make you feel and why?
  • Can you draw a picture to show this?

Reflect on...beyond

  • Is God alive now?
  • If you can't see something, is it still real?
  • Why do bad things happen in the world?
  • What happens when someone dies?
  • How big is the sky?
  • Why are there different religions?
  • Why is love important?

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Prayer is a central part of our Christian distinctiveness at school. Children are taught about what prayer is and given opportunities each day to engage in collective prayer, reflection and silent prayer and their own personal prayer if they choose to.

Our School prayer (written with input from the worship leaders): 

Dear God,

With compassion in our hearts, help us to show our school's values because,

in showing courage, we will be able to face our fears,

in showing friendship, we will bring happiness to others,

in showing honesty, we will always be trusted,

in showing respect, we will make people feel special,

in showing forgiveness, we will lighten our hearts, and

in showing kindness, others will do the same in return.

Let all our values shine through us today and evermore,