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Reflection Areas

At Wesley Methodist Primary School, we have a clear understanding of the need for collective worship and opportunities for reflection. Therefore, every classroom within school has a reflection area to support the children in taking time for prayer and discussion. Each reflection area is unique to the classroom and the children's needs. We have noticed that our lives are constantly busy and on-the-go, with lots of noise and we rarely stop and pause. Our reflection areas give the children this moment:  we  sometimes overlook the benefits of quietness. When God met Elijah, he did not speak through the strong wind, the earthquake or the fire, but in the gentle breeze (1 Kings 19 1-13). Jesus showed us the importance of retreating from the busyness of the world. In Mark 1:35, we read about Jesus getting up early in the morning and going to find a place where he could pray alone. Perhaps helping our children to meet with God in silence may be one of the most enduring gifts we can give them - it allows us to offer our children the chance to shine like stars with faithfulness.