Taketime is a Christian resource that uses Gospel-based meditations to offer an encounter with Jesus Christ that is accessible to all pupils wherever they are on their journey of faith and belief. It provides deep opportunities for personal reflection and sharing of experiences, is inspirational for many and transformational for some.
It helps individuals focus their minds on God’s word, reduces stress and anxiety, and builds resilience.
As a Christian school, you are committed to helping your students grow in their faith and develop the tools they need to navigate life’s challenges.
Here are just a few reasons why we believe your school community would benefit from this valuable resource:
Promotes spiritual growth:
Taketime forms part of an imaginative and stimulating Religious Education curriculum helping pupils to engage with religious ideas by creating space for encounter and personal spiritual development.
Builds the distinctive Christian character of a school community
Taketime creates a quality of prayerful silence that helps to underpin the Christian distinctiveness of a church school.
It fosters respect for each individual pupil’s personal experience and faith viewpoint, using open, wondering questions in the sharing sessions. These sessions help pupils talk about their beliefs and faith experiences, developing their spiritual literacy.
The meditations encourage pupils to engage with questions about meaning and existence whatever their faith perspective.
Taketime provides a resource that can be used in staff prayer times and in continuing professional development for staff, developing their own knowledge and understanding of Christianity to be able to teach with confidence.
Life can be stressful, and it’s important for individuals to have tools to help them manage difficult situations. Taketime supports the school’s mental health and wellbeing provision, helping pupils to process feelings, let go of stress and build resilience. It can also help users develop the skills they need to handle stress and adversity with grace. Research has shown that regular meditation can have a positive impact on both physical and mental health. Taketime Meditations can help users reduce anxiety, improve sleep, and feel more grounded.
We believe that Taketime Meditations is an excellent tool for Christian schools to incorporate into their curriculum, whole school, year or tutor group collective worship, or even as an optional resource for students, parents, and staff. We encourage you to explore Taketime for yourself and see the benefits it can bring to your community.
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