Team Expertise

Parable Garden team expertise

weeding the garden

weeding a reflective garden as part of an 'Exploring Spirituality' day

Supporting schools 

Our experienced Primary teachers, Art, RE and Spirituality specialists offer: 

  • Facilitation of themed enrichment days exploring ethos and character education– through creative exploration of the parables in arts-based workshops, story-telling, gardening and reflective activities.
  • Exploring spirituality days– exploring gardens in the Bible, the spirituality of Jesus, sensory wonder walking, reflective gardening activities
  • Resources for Collective worship and reflection to support character education and spirituality inspired by parables, seasonal themes and cultivation
  • INSET training - SMSC outdoors making the most of the seasons, cultivation and parable-themed gardens
  • Enriching school church partnerships –supporting parable-themed community based project work exploring Christian distinctiveness and values education 
  • Garden design - professional expertise in designing parable themed areas and features; planting and maintenance planning and ideas for creative reflection on parables and seasons
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parable themed quiet day

Parable Garden-themed reflective workshops St George's, Southall

Supporting Churches and Farms 

Parable Garden team members represent different Christian denominations and have significant teaching, pastoral, facilitation and project management experience with different age groups and cultural backgrounds. They are able to resource and partner churches:  

  • Quiet days and creativity workshops –hosted on parable and seasonal themes in partnership with congregation members using the church building, outdoor areas and local gardens.
  • Creative worship – Walks with the Creator, seasonal and nature-inspired reflection indoors and outdoors
  • Enriching school church partnerships –supporting parable-themed  project work with local schools to enrich Collective worship, RE teaching and learning and SMSC
  • Holiday Clubs for families and children  creation and parable themes, creative gardening activities, exploring parables through collaborative artwork,
  • Outreach development to Care Homes – creative art activities inspired by seasons in nature and festivals
  • Seasonal reflections linked to the church calendar
  • Garden design –professional expertise in designing parable themed areas and features; planting plans; maintenance planning and ideas for creative reflection
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