“I have come that they may have life,
life in all its fullness”
Back in 2005, Graham Russell, (then Education Secretary of The Methodist Church) wrote:
‘Schools are under constant pressure to improve their performance and fulfil new requirements. This approach to education undermines our responsibility to help individuals achieve their full potential. Is it any wonder that the joys of learning and teaching are so often overshadowed by high levels of stress?’
Eleven years later, nothing has changed. In a recent study of British teenagers, 48% said that emotional problems at school stopped them from focussing on their studies.
Our aim is to help schools reduce the impact of these pressures, by offering situations where the life-long learning of individuals (children and adult) can take precedence over curriculum and targets. We aim to “make space for the spirit”.