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By Sara Fox

Schools provide the perfect places to create reflective spaces: in the classroom, in the corridor or in the outdoor environment. A place may be chosen because it is quiet and ‘tucked away’ or because it is frequently passed by children.

reflection painted stones

What is a reflective space?

A reflective space is soothing and tranquil retreat where children can ‘be still’ and calmly focus their mind in thought, prayer or meditation. It is a place that can provide opportunities for children to explore their spirituality, to ponder ‘big’ questions and express feelings such as gratitude and forgiveness.

What should a reflective space look like?

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  1. Jill Carroll-Hughes
    on 7 October 2019

    Reflective Spaces in Schools

    By the end of this poem, my breathing had noticeably slowed down! Simple, but effective. I love the idea of the sand sticks. A brilliant way of expressing (and then erasing), any unpleasant feelings.

    5out of 5