The prospect of starting school for the very first time might be hugely exciting or it might be terrifying… for the children or for the parents!
Scripture Union have produce a resource for parent to work through with their kids at this stage called ‘It’s your Next Step’. You can get hold of it here.
Why not give these out to the parents of this age range in your parish, whether they’re linked in with your Sunday morning services, your messy church, or your toddler groups?
And how about praying for these particular children and their families as school starts in September – even including them in your Intercessions that week?
And don’t forget to chat ask the children and their parents how it’s going when you next see them!