What is Godly Play?
The Heart of Godly Play
* Creating Sacred Space, Building and working in community, Learning religious language, Using religious language to make meaning.
A Godly Play session includes a time to:-
* get ready, tell a story using objects and artefacts, explore the story more with open questions and discussion, respond with a free choice using a variety of materials – art… silence… play… writing… enjoy a simple feast and sharing.
Imagine someone who….
* creates a space to think big, learns as well as teaches, doesn’t always know the answer, builds a community, enables children to make connections, is open to the unexpected, slows down the pace, provides the tools then stands back.
Imagine an approach to Christian nurture and education that:-
* promotes knowledge, skills empathy, spiritual growth, develops the needs of the whole child, provides a multi-sensory approach to learning, develops language and communication skills, develops thinking skills, provides depth and reflection in every session.
This is happening within the four schools in our Parish of Marston Moor.