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Today lots of students came to Prayspace and when asked what they had learnt, stated that they had learnt nothing. They felt like they had somehow missed the point but fortunately Mrs Stothard (Head of RE) was wise enough to tell them that this was more than OK - it didn't make their time in Prayspace a pointless exercise, it was actually kind of the whole point.

“ Prayspace, Day 1 - King Edward VI Upper School, Monday 17th June 2013 ”

Monday, 17th June 2013 - 17:04  |  (0 comments)

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It’s great to be back in King Edward’s for our third Prayspace in the school!



“ The 13 year old readership of 50 Shades of Grey. ”

Wednesday, 1st May 2013 - 16:47  |  (0 comments)

I came across this story on the BBC website earlier, in which a luminary from the Publishers' Association claims that the 10.5 million copies of 50 Shades Of Grey sold in 2012 (meaning the three books from the trilogy take spots one, two and three in last year's best seller list) show that publishing is "a healthy industry which continues to grow." It's set against the backdrop of competition from ebooks that could see an end to 'real' books.

Over our last two days we had some marvellous help from some truly wonderful people. On Thursday we were joined by John and Janet Runnacles (faithful supporters of BCY and longstanding friends of mine who have known me since I was in the womb!), and on Friday Jane Fisher from The CRC on Oaks Road. Jane faithfully types up all the student responses each time we run Prayspace (proper amazing WOW!), but has yet to visit the space, so it was especially great to have her with us.

Day 3 of Prayspace at Howard Middle School, and the week is progressing so well.

I have to pay tribute to Trish Milne, Head of RE for her tireless support and enthusiasm for the project. She has created a real buzz about Prayspace prior to our arrival and garnered support from senior management, all of which means that students are coming in excited to be in Prayspace. Along with Greg Sadler, the Head Teacher, and the numerous staff visits, support for Prayspace here is really quite amazing and I'm very grateful!