Death is inevitable, but is often hidden away, talked about in whispers. Finding the language to talk with children about death is challenging, whether in the home or in school environment. It’s often easier to assume that children are not ready nor interested in learning about death, than to proactively prepare oneself to explore the issue together. In this seminar discussion Dr Sabina Hulbert presents empirical evidence supporting the claim that primary school children are indeed expecting parents and carers to engage in these conversations when they return home from school. It was a first-class event bringing together diocesan directors of education, church leaders of children’s ministry and academics interested in the research area of children’s spirituality.
Research and Development Lead at National Institute for Christian Education Research (NICER), Canterbury Christ Church University