Sensory Wonder Walking
Exploring Jesus' spirituality (Classroom) -Pupils could explore how Jesus modelled how to 'wonder at nature' and used the outdoors to pray and reflect as well as explain the Kingdom of God using creative story telling (parables) For example, consider the birds of the air and the flowers of the field (Matthew 6) and The parable of the sower
Using the 'I wonder why?..., I wonder who?... I wonder what?, I wonder when?... and I wonder how?...questions encourage pupils to take a reflective walk outdoors around the school green spaces and reflective garden if there is one.
Be still and know that I am God.
Pupils can spend time in a quiet garden participating in stilling and quietening exercises, using their senses to stop, look and listen to become aware of their own sense of spirituality. They can consider virtues and values that they might associate with the experience, such as peace, joy, hope and thankfulness. Simple activities such as listening into silence, smelling scents, seeing shape and colour, touching textures, noticing feelings can be encouraged to help them engage with the natural surroundings.