In addition to the usual rooms you would find in any primary school we have a Godly Play Room.
We believe that nurturing children’s spirituality is an integral part of our school vision and a way that we can ensure that all children truly flourish. We use Godly Play on a fortnightly basis in addition to our planned weekly pattern of worship. The children gather in groups of 15 to listen to stories from The Bible using a kinaesthetic approach. It invites listeners into stories and encourages them to connect the stories with personal experience. Godly Play uses wondering questions and open-ended response time. It aims to develop a deeper understanding of stories, symbols and rites and is a way of encouraging children to think about ‘Big Questions’ in a safe environment.
Our Godly Play room is housed in one of the highest points in our school and has great views of the church next door and the surrounding area. Our room has a deep-pile carpet to make it more comfortable for children to sit on and we are fortunate to have a number of resources that the Godly Play storyteller uses to tell stories. Part of the room is not carpeted and this allows children to use creative materials to ‘wonder’ about the story.
What is Godly Play?
- a non-coercive way to encourage children to move into larger dimensions of belief and faith
- uses wondering questions and open-ended response time
- aims to develop a deeper understanding of stories, symbols and rites
- a way of preparing children to join in the worship and life of their faith community.
Holy Trinity is one of the few schools in the country to have a dedicated Godly Play room. We are delighted to show Godly Play practitioners our room and even see a session in action.
"Bible stories are life lessons I can put into action." (Pupil quote)