LightSpace are present in 16 primary schools in Grantham providing many different services.
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Throughout the year, LightSpace leads of clubs in primary schools across Grantham. The clubs are run jointly between Jennie and local volunteers trained by LightSpace and with a member of staff at the school present.
The purpose of these clubs is for all children to have the space to reflect and respond to the stories of the Christian faith and consider how Christianity can make a difference in their lives, the school community and the wider world.
We offer a number of different styles of Club. We will happily work with you to discover the best club for your school.
Many of us today as Adults have discovered for ourselves the difference it makes when someone really listens. Being listened to can be a profound experience which enables each of us to have a good sense of wellbeing and flourish in the whole of our lives, aspiring to be the very best version of ourselves each day. We have the hope children today can aspire to be awesome listeners with the assurance others will listen to them well too.
Our children are growing up in a busy, world dominated by social media, soundbites and consumerism. It is hard them to hear what is authentic and to even know how to listen well in all situations. Some children at primary school age report a lack of confidence in being able to listen well or even communicate how they are feeling. We seek to nurture children to be confident in who they are, and how they relate to others and the world around them
This 6 week course based around stories from the Bible equips children to listen well. To know what it is to listen to themselves, to listen other people and listen to God.
Children are invited to respond through drama, art, music and storytelling to reflect upon they relate to other people helpfully. We have a lot of fun and well as some more serious and reflective moments as we learn foundational listening skills. We aim for children to embed these skills to be a resource to empower them throughout the whole of their lives.
This small group is best suited for year 6 children and may be is part of students preparing to transition in to secondary school.
If you are interested in exploring this course please contact us
We hope to provide collective worship which is inspiration, invitational and inclusive reaching the school community in accessible ways to connect to the stories and values of Christianity.
Collective Worship can be the most special nurturing moment in the school day. It is the heartbeat of the school day. A the breathing space within the business of the day where all can come together to focus and reflect as a school community.
We aspire to provide space for children and teaching staff to have the opportunity to worship God through Jesus Christ without losing sight of the different starting points of children, and for the need of collective worship to take in to consideration the different developmental ages of children. The collective worship will be Christian in character.
Jennie works with you to continue to adopt the established pattern of collective worship in your setting and is also available to help you consider new ideas and themes in your planning nurturing and developing this very special time in the life of the school further. She is very happy to fit with the planning themes you may have chosen for each term and discussion with you ways in which together children may be nurtured to understand those themes for themselves fully.
There will always be opportunity for the children to engage , reflect upon and respond within collective worship on each occasion. Jennie will also involve the children in telling the story, in fun link activities, and in response time. For key stage 1 puppets may even come along too to help!
Open the Book provides primary school children with an opportunity to hear key Bible stories from a team volunteers from local churches. These volunteers present the stories during collective worship. Each presentation takes 10-15 minutes, and involves excellent props, scenery, and drama: Open the Book brings Bible stories to life! It is a 3-year rolling programme with optional material based on Christian values.
Prayer Spaces in Schools enable children of all faiths and none to explore life questions, spirituality, and faith in a creative and interactive way. Taking a broadly Christian Perspective as a starting point, prayer spaces give children an opportunity to develop skills of personal refection and to explore prayer in an inclusive and safe environment. We sensitively and purposefully invite children and the wider school community to make their own meaning and draw their own conclusions from these inspirational spaces.
Prayer Spaces are developed through conversation with leadership teams of schools. We can transform an area of school with a creative range of activities designed to encourage personal reflection on issues or values related to school life.
Prayer spaces will be offered to you by our trained volunteers and Jennie, working in full co-operation with the school team.
Godly Play is a small group activity or supported RE lesson where all are invited to engage with the stories of Christian faith. This is done by:
- Creating Sacred Space
- Building and working in community
- Learning religious language
- Using religious language to make meaning
A typical 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 – this often happens first as the children eat together for lunch
This is a summer term project aimed at Year 6 pupils who are about to make the transition of moving up to secondary school the following term.
The project consists of a whole-school collective worship on the subject of 'moving on', and an interactive lesson for Year 6s to help them to tackle some of their thoughts or concerns about moving onto secondary school.
The Diary of a Disciple series is a collection of contemporary children's books which retell the Gospel. Written by Gemma Willis, Diary of a Disciple is quirky and accessible style offers a way into the Bible for the next generation.
Introducing Dr Luke – part doctor, part detective, all disciple. Join him on an epic adventure as he sniffs out the source of many incredible events. Discover booming angels, swirling baptisms, mighty storms, shipwrecks, sheep falling from the sky, bald heads and stories of incredible miracles.
Every page of Dr Luke's story is bursting with doodles, drawings and discovery. Diary of a Disciple is perfect for 8- to 11-year-olds; it brings the gospel to a whole new generation of story seekers. So get comfy, open up one of these exciting books and get ready to marvel at the surprising, the true and the awesome.
We offer a 90-minute workshop, either in the morning or afternoon, for years 3 or 4, based on The Diary of a Disciple: Luke’s Story. It is informative and interactive, accessible, and engaging. There will be interactive crafts, drama and quizzes to help the children engage further in small groups and a short time of reflection at the end of the workshop. A detailed programme of the workshop and activities will be sent to you nearer the time.
The Diary of a Disciple workshop links well with a number of the key stage 2 religious education scheme of work elements – such as Christian values, the Bible, forgiveness, Christian love and followers of Jesus, who is Jesus, Jesus growing up, and stories of the lives of key religious people and religious texts.
This workshop can also be followed up with a 6-week school club.
Guardians of Ancora is a tablet game created by Scripture Union for 7 to 11 year olds, offering an amazing virtual world and an immersive interactive experience. The game is designed to help children explore stories from the bible in a fun and exciting way. Players go on a journey that will lead them through the virtual world of Ancora, collecting artefacts, solving puzzles and finding bible stories that have been lost. In the clubs, the children have time to play the game then we lead games and activities around the themes of the different levels. The schools at the moment need to provide the tablets
At times in schools everyone needs a listening ear. As a lay worker Jennie is qualified and experienced in pastoral care, bereavement care, and trauma care. Jennie is available if necessary to provide support to children and adults within the life of the school.