Consultancy from the International Association for Children's Spirituality: Ruth Wills
This space provides brief details of practitioners and academics working in a variety of situations within the realm of Children's Spirituality. All are available for consultancy and can be contacted through this website.
Ruth Wills currently works as a part time music teacher in a Catholic Primary school in Wigan, UK and is also an affiliate of the Christian mission organisation, 'Scripture Union'. Additionally she is a Doctoral student with the Faculty of Education, Health and Social Care at the University of Winchester, UK.
Her main practical area of interest is children's spirituality in relation to the performing arts and her Master's thesis explored the spiritual responses of children to music in particular. However her PhD research is more theoretical and she is currently exploring how research into Western Philosophy and Theology might inspire a new paradigm of Christian education for contemporary children.
Ruth runs 'Spirituality days' in Primary schools, where spiritual aspects of the curriculum and classroom life are identified and developed. These days also allow children to wonder, question and consider aspects of life beyond the immediate and current. Read or download Ruth's longer article Spirituality days for a more detailed report of this work.
Ruth hopes to expand the work of her Spirituality days and is available for teaching and training opportunities as well as any collaborative research work.