Spiritual Awareness and Development
What is Spirituality?
It is very difficult to put into words what ‘spirituality’ actually is because it is a very personal experience that differs from person to person.
It is a core component to ‘living life in all its fullness’ as the mind, body and soul needs to be nurtured equally. It relates to fundamental questions about the meaning and purpose of life which affects everyone and is not dependant on a religious belief.
As a school we believe spirituality is not something we can see or touch; it is something we feel inside ourselves.
Why is Spirituality important?
Firstly, spiritual development is not about becoming more spiritual; it is about realising or becoming more aware of one’s natural, innate spirituality.
As a school we use the ‘Windows, Mirrors and Doors’ model to provide children with openings for spiritual development, by simply encouraging an increased awareness of the world.
Giving children opportunities to become aware of the world in new ways; to wonder about life’s ‘WOWs’ (things that are amazing) and ‘OWs’ (things that are sad or hurtful).
Giving children opportunities to reflect on their experiences; to meditate on life's big questions and to consider some possible answers. In this they are learning from life by exploring their own insights and perspectives and those of others.
Giving children opportunities to respond to all of this; to do something creative as a means of expressing, applying and further developing their thoughts and convictions. In this they are learning to live by putting into action what they are coming to believe and value.
How do we develop spirituality at school?
|As a school we provide children with many opportunities to develop their spirituality. Many people find spirituality through:|
How is Spirituality Nurtured at school?
|As a school we provide children with many opportunities to develop their spirituality:|
Pupil Voice about Spirituality
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Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development and Provision