Soul Space at Litcham High School

Published on: 2 December 2021

Terms such as “jewel like”, “multifaceted” and “gleaming” seem accurate descriptors for this work connecting Litcham High School and local church.

Paul Roast of Breckland Youth for Christ spoke of the church approaching them, asking for help creating a prayer space, initially for one week in July.

As a spin off they are now on site every week at the “Soul Space” spending time with each year group in turn. Spiritual, social, moral and cultural education is encompassed along with mental wellbeing as students consider leads such as thankfulness or building good things into their lives (represented by bricks in a wall). The presence of Christians in the classroom, living out their faith, is immeasurably more helpful than a textbook for students learning about Christianity.

Paul and the church are working towards a chaplaincy contact on site, to journey with the students, linking them with the local church as appropriate.

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