Teachers’ Training Day – Nurturing Children’s Spirituality in Schools

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Teachers’ Training Day – Nurturing Children’s Spirituality in Schools
(using the principles of Godly Play)

An experiential training day in Sheffield for primary school teachers,

• exploring spiritual development across the whole school curriculum, as well as R.E.
• relevant to all schools, whether or not they are considering using Godly Play.


Date: Monday, 29th January, 2018
Time: 10am – 4pm (arrivals from 9.30am, with a prompt start at 10am)
Venue: The Vine, St Stephen’s Building, Fawcett St, Netherthorpe Sheffield S3 7PL
Led by: accredited Godly Play UK trainers Kathryn Lord and Kate Cornwell
Cost: £75.00
NB: Schools within the city of Sheffield and trainee teachers qualify for a reduced total cost of £25.00.

The outline and aims of the day

You will experience two Godly Play sessions and by reflecting on your discoveries we will:.

  • consider how the principles of Godly Play can be used across the whole curriculum to enhance teaching and learning.
  • explore how Godly Play principles support the spiritual development of children.
  • look at different models of how Godly Play can enrich the R.E. curriculum

The training will give a good introduction to Godly Play but the emphasis will be on how the principles of Godly Play can be applied in R.E. and to support spiritual development across the curriculum. The training will therefore be very relevant to all schools, whether or not they are considering using Godly Play.

Feedback from a teacher who attended the training day in Autumn 2015…

 ‘I found the day very useful and inspiring. All courses and development days provide an oasis of time in order to think in a busy teaching life, but this day had that space at its heart. Each component of the course was important, but time to take stock of what I do in school as an RE teacher and also to think more broadly about how children can be spiritually nurtured, listened to, allowed to wonder and to make connections was very valuable’.
Fiona Walton, Co-ordinator of R.E. in a primary school in Sheffield and Schools links adviser for Christians and Sheffield Schools

To book your place on this Training Day…

Nurturing Children’s Spirituality in Schools Training Day 29.01.18

Contact: kategodlyplay@thevinesheffield.org.uk