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The Spirituality of Children & Young People: An RNG Lab with FREE Breakfast

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The Beacon Centre

Units 19-26, Centurion House

Anson Court, Staffordshire Technology Park

Stafford

ST18 0GB

United Kingdom

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Children and young people seem to have an innate spiritual awareness, a powerful tool for understanding joy, sorrow, awe and wonder, relationships with others and the natural world and making sense of the big beyond. This day, led by Dr. Rebecca Nye, spirituality researcher and Godly Play practitioner, will help you to understand more the spiritual world of children and young people, and it's relevance for your work in church, youth and children's clubs and schools.

Come for Breakfast

Space to meet others in similar situations is a core part of every RNG Lab. To help this to happen, we're inviting you to a free Breakfast with other workers from across the region. Just arrive between 0915 and 1000 for tea, coffee and a breakfast buttie (bacon, sausage, egg, and vegan alternatives).

Approximate Times:

  • 0930-1000: Doors open, with complimentary bacon butties on arrival. Vegetarian / Vegan alternatives are available - just select your option when booking your tickets.

  • Sessions Led by Rebecca Nye with a short break.

  • 1-2pm: Lunch - Beacon International Centre can cater for your lunch, or you would be welcome to bring your own food with you. Tea & Coffee are served throughout the day.

  • Sessions Led by Rebecca Nye with a short break.

  • 4.20pm: Event finishes promptly.

  • Complimentary Tea, Coffee & Biscuits will be available all day.

Who should come to this RNG Lab?

Anyone working with children or young people, whether it be at church, a youth club, or in a school and has an interest in child and adolescent spiritual development. This includes persons in roles that are paid or volunteer, lay or ordained.

How much does this training event cost?

This event is free to anyone working with children or young people, whether it be at church, a youth club, or in a school and has an interest in child and adolescent spiritual development.. We are keen to resource the wider church in the region in addition to Lichfield Diocese Churches.

About Rebecca Nye

Rebecca’s research on children’s spirituality (eg The Spirit of the Child, Hay and Nye 1998/2006) brought her into contact with Jerome Berryman and Godly Play, and led her to introducing Godly Play to the UK. She established the first Godly Play room and directed a 2 year project on Godly Play and Children’s Spirituality at the Centre for Advanced Religious and Theological Studies, University of Cambridge. Rebecca’s background is in developmental psychology (co-author of Psychology for Christian Ministry, Watts, Nye and Savage 2002), so her interest in Godly Play is part of a wider interest in faith development, approaches to religious education and pedagogy and the spirituality of teachers. Rebecca enjoys offering post-graduate supervision in these areas, giving talks and most of all enthusing others about Godly Play’s potential for their contexts (aka training!). She has experience of using Godly Play with pre-schoolers, children in parish and school settings, theological students and bishops!

FAQs

What are my transport options for getting to the event?

To work out your best options for travel, we suggest using Google Maps. Beacon International Centre is just 2 miles from Stafford town centre and its mainline railway station, it is 3.5 miles from junction 14 of the M6 Motorway.


What is parking like? Are there Disabled Parking Spaces?

Beacon International Centre has 18 allocated spaces. There are an additional 20 unmarked bays. Please do not use any other marked parking spaces - these are for other organisations, but there is always plenty of parking space on the road outside Anson Court.

Beacon International Centre has 2 disabled parking bays. If you have any concerns or questions about parking arrangements, email kevin@staffordbeacon.co.uk or call 01785 212 504.


Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Feel free to email rng@lichfield.anglican.org, and one of our friendly team will get in touch with you.



What is the refund policy for paid tickets?

This event is free. However, we offer an opportunity to donate towards future RNG Labs. We do not offer refunds on donations.


The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

We ask for contact details from every attendee at our RNG Labs. This enables us to get training information to you after the event, and to update you on subsequent RNG Labs. You can update attendee information using this guide: Instructions for this can be found on Eventbrite's website here.

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Location

The Beacon Centre

Units 19-26, Centurion House

Anson Court, Staffordshire Technology Park

Stafford

ST18 0GB

United Kingdom

View Map

Refund Policy

No Refunds

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