A student walk

As well the recent Walk to Remember  at St Mary’s Church in Alsager, Cheshire, Bernard Moss has sent the information below about the labyrinth at Staffordshire University.

Bernard has led several labyrinth walk events at Staffordshire University, including on for a cohort of part time social work  students  whom he happened to be teaching on his last official day of teaching before retirement. It had a theme of thankfulness for the journey so far, and of stepping out into an unknown future.

As each student reached the centre, carrying their small glass pebble to represent whatever they took with them on their walk, they found a card addressed to them personally in which Bernard had written an appreciation for their contribution to the course and their many gifts, strengths and attributes. On their return they all wrote lengthy contributions in the labyrinth diary which helped everyone to mark the specialness of the occasion.

Labyrinth at Staffordshire University

Additional walks have taken place to mark Mental Health and Well-being week at the university, with future events planned for reflective practice workshops for staff. There are strong hopes that Staffordshire University might soon have its own permanent labyrinth.

A walk to remember

Bernard Moss led a labyrinth walk in his home town of Alsager, Cheshire, around the theme of Remembrance in November. This focussed not only on helping people remember those who have died in military conflict but also anyone experiencing the painful loss of bereavement, which focuses around the Christian festivals of All Souls and All Saints.  Red rose petals were scattered along the labyrinth walk as memory moments for the walkers, together with an opportunity to take a small coloured glass pebble with them to focus their thoughts. Click here to download the handout prepared for participants (Word document)

St Mary's Church, Alsager, Cheshire