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40 Creative Ideas for Reflective Spaces

 

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 40 Creative Ideas for Reflective Spaces provides teachers with a selection of reflective spaces that will enhance any classroom or shared area.  Each idea comes with step-by-step instructions for construction and use, and includes an A4 photograph and labels ready for use.  Reflective Spaces will help your pupils learn from, and not just about RE. 

 

01 - A fresh start

A reflective area based on the Christian concept of forgiveness.

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02 - A place in your heart

A reflective area about transformation through love.

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03 - The best that we can be

A reflective area about water, cleansing and the Christian belief of new life.

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04 - The most precious

A reflective area that focuses on precious things.

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05 - You are my rock

A reflective area that allows pupils to reflect on the spiritual metaphor of a rock.

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06 - Message in a bottle

What is the essential message you would like to pass on to the whole world?

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07 - Roots

Trees gain strength from their roots. Pupils explore what makes them strong and safe.

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08 - Smelling good

Starting from the idea of Christ as perfume in the world, pupils explore how they can carry and spread the fragrance of kindness.

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09 - Wonderful

This reflective corner aims to stimulate pupils' curiosity, wonder and awe at aspects of the natural world.

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10 - Together

Together (as friends or a class) we can be strong and accomplish much more than we can alone.

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11 - Snowflakes

Gives pupils an opportunity to reflect on Creator God's attention to detail by looking at the intricate design and beauty of individual snowflakes.

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12 - Autumn trees

Allows pupils to reflect on the Christian belief in God's provision for the miracle of growth and new life.

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13 - The Way of Wisdom

Encourages pupils to reflect on the meaning and relevance of 'wisdom'.

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14 - Why?

A simple corner designed to be used in times of crisis of tragedy, giving pupils a focus to bring their emotions and questions.

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15 - Marking time in Advent

Pupils learn about Advent as a time of waiting, and recognise times when they have been waiting for something exciting to happen. Keywords: Advent, Christmas

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16 - St Francis - Caring for God's Creatures

St Francis is known for his care and compassion for all living things. Pupils record birds they have seen.

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17 - Holding together

Considering the fruits of the spirit as ways in which communities are joined and held together.

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18 - Blossoming

Pupils encourage each other and offer support so they can reach their full potential.

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19 - A star to follow

The wise men pursued the star to Bethlehem and Jesus through many struggles. Pupils consider what they are prepared to struggle to achieve.

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20 - A burning bush

Pupils experience being still and quiet as Moses was before the burning bush.

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21 - Advent - A message of hope

Hebrew scriptures contain words of hope. Pupils express their hopes for the world. Keywords: Advent, Christmas, hope

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22 - Sweet as honey

'Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.' How can pupils put this into practice?

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23 - Good news

Pupils explore different ways in which good news is communicated today, and how the good news (gospel) of Jesus has been communicated.

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24 - The greatest gifts

Encourages pupils to reflect on the nature of giving, the meaning of gifts, and the greates gift of all.

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25 - Trees of life - Winter

Sleep and rest are important for the body to regenerate and grow. Pupils reflect on invisible daily growth.

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26 - God is love

Using Rubleu's icon of the Trinity pupils explore God as love and how to include those they love in the circle of God's love.

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27 - Angel song

Pupils explore the biblical idea of angels singing praises to God.

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28 - Memories

Pupils record their memories and are reminded how Jesus told his followers to remember him through the bread and wine.

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29 - Small things make a big difference

Pupils reflect on how small actions can make a difference.

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30 - Easter hope

By focusing on the story of Jesus' resurrection pupils are encouraged to draw hope from Jesus for dealing with difficult situations.

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31 - Count your blessings

Christians direct their thankfulness towards God, who gives and sustains life. Here pupils are encouraged to think positively about events in their lives.

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32 - Dreaming

Pupils consider their dreams and aspirations and Bible characters who experienced God in their dreams.

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33 - Sharing

Exploring how gifts can be shared for the good of all in friendships and communities.

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34 - Masks

Christians believe that each child is unique and loved by God. Pupils explore what makes them unique.

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35 - Gifts

Christians believe God gives gifts for the common good. Pupils explore special gifts they have, or would like to have.

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36 - A clean sweep

Using the image of brushes that sweep clean, pupils explore forgiveness and reconciliation.

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37 - Come and join us

Encourages pupils to think about welcoming outsiders and deals with topics such as prejudice and stereotypes.

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38 - An olive branch

Explores the symbolism of 'offering an olive branch' and areas of reconciliation and peace.

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39 - Growing old

Encourages pupils to reflect on the idea that wisdom can patience come with age and to express gratitude for the role of older people in their lives.

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40 - Prayer Cairn

Pupils build a cairn as they remember people they are concerned about or are important to them.

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