What is 'Spirituality'?
Spirituality is around thinking, expressing emotions and things that we cannot see. But yet, we need to find a way to define it collectively, so that we can ensure we provide opportunities for students to think about things that are more to being human than sensory experience.

Liz Mills, a primary teacher and Lead teacher for RE, uses the ‘donut analogy’ to help us to understand the concept of spirituality – the outside are the things that we can see, hear, touch – the tangible part of our humanity. The inside/hole – are the things that we cannot see, our emotions, or our soul. The outside only exists because of the inside/hole.
Our shared definition of 'Spirituality'
"A sense of connection to something bigger than ourselves, and it typically involves a search for meaning in life. As such, it is a universal human experience—something that touches us all."
At St Wilfrid’s we believe just like Rebecca Nye that: “we shouldn’t talk about developing students’ spirituality, children are already spiritual…they are very spiritual beings, it is only as adults that we lose our sense of ‘awe and wonder’. Therefore, we believe that it is important to provide opportunities for students to express their spirituality.”

She summarises spirituality with reference to three relationships: with ourselves, with others and with the world. We believe that our curriculum enables our students to do just that.
'Spirituality' across the curriculum
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