Sanctum at Colchester Sixth Form College – Thursday

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As well as another few dozen first time visits we’ve had quite a few people returning today to continue their ‘journey’, which is pretty much what we would expect at this stage in the week. Some students have been bringing friends with them who they think should experience Sanctum and we’ve also had a few people who came back just to chat in greater depth. There have also been a number of staff who stopped off on their way past to read the student’s responses and do one or two of the activities themselves. Being in a public space that is also a through route has been an immense benefit.

Here are some quotes from students today:

  • “Like holding up a mirror to your inner self”
  • “We greatly appreciate the experience offered! We loved it.” (a lovely couple!)
  • “We really enjoyed finding our inner-self. Thank you. : ) “
  • “Really enjoyed it and really helped me open up from the inside. However, it did bring up some things I couldn’t let go.”

We’re so glad that the format this year creates an opportunity to chat to students like the one leaving the last comment. This is just one example of many today that demonstrate the huge benefit of running Sanctum where it connects with the work of Kathryn, the Chaplain.

Finally, here are some photos of our two prop box friends enjoying Sanctum activities during a quiet moment.

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Squishy, the octopus, checking out the mirrors activity and Aslan listening to the forgiveness audio track.

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2 Responses to Sanctum at Colchester Sixth Form College – Thursday

  1. Rach says:

    Love the Aslan pic 🙂 Sounds like a great week. Can I come visit Sanctum soon please?

  2. Tim Abbott says:

    Rach – of course, though I don’t think we’ll be doing another one like this until this time next year.
    As a general note to anyone following the Sanctum story here we’re always glad to welcome visitors. Youth and schools workers from Oxford, Braintree, Ipswich and Norwich have visited the last two Sanctums. If you’d like to come and see how Sanctum works, please get in touch.

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