Spirituality is about relationships: relationships with ourselves, others, the world and with God. It is the sense of our engagement with the world, with ourselves and with others that is intangible but a deep part of us.
What does Spirituality do for our children?
To be in touch with your spiritual self means that you are self-aware. Spirituality requires reflection, questioning and engagement with ideas. If we can encourage the children’s spiritual being then we can enhance their self-esteem, we can improve their empathy and relationships, we can allow them to find their place in the world, to value others and themselves.
We give children opportunities to:
Pray and experience opportunities of stillness and reflection.
Express personal beliefs and compare views with others, sharing feelings and opinions through discussions and stories.
Experience a love of learning through rewarding their enthusiasm and by encouraging exploratory play and learning.
Reflect upon the world around them and show a sense of awe and wonder towards aspects of the natural world or human achievement.
Reflect on the situations of others through role play, stories.
Use the concept of 'Windows, Mirrors and Doors' to develop spirituality throughout worships and the curriculum.
Experience a range of stories, music, art, drama and dance to ignite their imaginations and creativity.