This week our children took part in ‘Think Space’ run by the Christian charity, SparkFish. SparkFish helps schools provide space in the curriculum for spiritual development.
During this week, we set a room aside for several days and the SparkFish team converted it into Think! – a special space for children to reflect, wonder, ponder and, if they wish, pray and explore their sense of spirituality in a calm and relaxing atmosphere. Think! draws on rich Christian traditions of reflection and prayer in an open and inclusive way.
It is a place for quiet, but not for stillness. It is set up with activities to engage minds and hearts with questions there isn’t usually time to ask. The children took part in a number of memorable activities including pinning up butterflies representing their hopes and dreams and writing down someone or something they are really thankful for on ribbons and pinning them to the wooden tree in the centre of the space.
Children also took part in a number of memorable activities asking God ‘big questions’ about the damage humans are doing to the world we live in and the choices we make with regards to our own carbon footprint. The depth of thinking in the children’s responses was impressive with many profound questions being asked, showing what enquiring minds our children have.
Thank you SparkFish for your inspiration and creating a sense of wonder at Nutfield Church School.