Space Makers

A group of children sat on a wall with the Space Makers classroom cards
Helping children navigate the world around them

Space Makers is a resource for schools and churches from the Diocese of Oxford. Accessible to children and young people of all faiths and worldviews, five contemplative practices help schools and churches to embrace some of the ancient wisdom of the Christian tradition and assist children in navigating the world around them. Climate anxiety and the vast increase in screen time and exposure to social media seem to be causes of deteriorating mental health in young people.

The ancient contemplative traditions of Christianity, like its secular cousin ‘mindfulness’, have a lot to offer at this time. Space Makers brings five contemplative practices into the life of our schools and churches.

2023/2024 training - For schools and churches this academic year


Training dates below are available for churches to book:

17 November 2023

ODBF Space Maker Training - St Mary's Convent, Wantage

Book a place here

7 March 2024

ODBF Space Maker Training - St Katherine's, Parmoor

Book a place here

19 June 2024

ODBF Space Maker Training - Douai Abbey, Woolhampton

Book a place here


Training dates below are available for schools to book please visit the Oxford Diocesan Board of Education website:

16 October 2023 

ODBE Space Maker Training - St Peter & St Paul's, Buckingham

31 January 2024

ODBE Space Maker Training - Soltau Centre, Maidenhead

25 April 2024

ODBE Space Maker Training - Warwick Hall, Burford



Media coverage and school interviews

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Space Makers Toolkit for Ukraine on BBC Radio Oxford - 5 November 2023
BBC South Today - 30 September 2021
Goring CE Primary - pilot project
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