Pause Days are an exciting initiative from the Schools department of Guildford Diocese Education Centre. They give schools an opportunity to engage with some high level thinking and reflection during a carefully planned RE day, which also contributes to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development. Although there will be some significant links with the Diocesan Guidelines for RE, these Pause Day resources are not intended to replace the statutory RE units, but to provide ‘space’ to enhance and deepen pupils’ understanding.
The day had been carefully planned to help the children connect with the events of the first Easter through learning experiences. In addition the hall became a 'reflective space' with rich opportunities for the children to reflect and pray both for themselves and others in the community and across the world. In addition there was a clear focus on well-being and allowing time to reflect and 'let go' of worries.