Retreats

Our workshops are led by Dan Callow and his experienced team, who are always happy to work alongside the classroom teachers and to liaise with both the music and RE coordinators.

Onelife Music is based in South Staffordshire, but are more than happy to travel to your school wherever you may be situated in the country. Please feel free to contact us to discuss our prices and your requirements.

Full-School Retreat Days ‘We Will Go Out’

Duration 1 day

Our new Primary school retreat day for 2016 – 2017 is called ‘We Will Go Out’ A day of discipleship and mission that aims through new music, sharing and reflection to encourage us to recognise the gift of those who have heard God’s calling to share His word and in turn for us to hear and accept our own call in whatever way that may be.


‘A Heart That Sees’ Lent Retreat Day

Duration 1 day

This retreat day ‘A Heart That Sees’ calls for us in this wonderful period to point our hearts to God and towards hope for the resurrection. With opportunity for prayer, giving and acting on our beliefs and marking this 40-day period through music, sharing and offerings. Our retreats will begin on Ash Wednesday the 14th February 2018 and run through Lent. Please contact us for availability and to discuss how we can share with your school.


Staff Mercy Retreats

Duration 1 day

With so much of a teacher’s life taken up with giving to others it is vital that, as a team, staff stop to consider, recharge and regroup. These days present an opportunity as a team to share thoughts and listen to God’s calling for love, compassion and mercy.


Infant Retreat

Duration 1 day

A wonderfully interactive day for reception to year two that invites children to ‘grow like Jesus.’

Using music, games and creative activities that encourages the children to be more like God.

2 Peter 3: 18 ” Grow in the grace and the knowledge of God”


Preparation for 1st Holy Communion

Duration 1 day

An involving workshop for year 3 pupils and their teachers in preparation for the sacrament of Holy Communion.

A day that will not only focus on the importance of the sacrament but also a day that the whole class will be a part of. The morning will consist of team building, meditation and the sacraments whilst in the afternoon Dan will work with you to prepare for the special day, introducing new songs written by David Anderson and Dan Callow and suggestions of how to include everyone in the 1st Holy Communion Mass.


Confirmation Retreat

Duration 1 day

Taking one day off curriculum for the whole class and putting the Holy Spirit at the center all we do. This fun, up lifting, Spirit centered day, is there as a celebration of who God has called us to be, the gifts we have been given and how we use these wonderful gifts.

Through reflection, games, sharing and songs of the Spirit, this Confirmation Retreat Gifts of the Spirit invites the Holy Spirit to lead our decisions and emotions of our daily lives.


Reconciliation Retreats

Duration 1 day

The power to confess our sins is a gift and blessing from God, as Pope Francis reminds us. This full-day retreat for year 3 students focuses on the blessing of the sacrament of reconciliation and follows our successful sacramental preparation days.


Advent Retreats

Duration 1 day

Leading to the gift that is Christmas and beginning the Year of Mercy, these full-school primary retreats, through music, prayer and reflection, ensure that children are prepared physically and spiritually for this special season, becoming living signs of Jesus’ love and mercy.


New hymns and new confidence Key stage 2

Duration 1 day

This day can adapted for a full or half day’s course.

Music plays such an important part in the life of a Christian school, both in the mass and celebrations and throughout school life, this workshop will either enhance what you already have or give you much needed direction.

Uses a collection of new material written by Dan Callow and David Anderson, along with tips and advice on how to deliver your services.


Secondary Year Group Retreat Days (Years 7-13)

Duration 1 day

Why not use One Life Music to lead a retreat day on school premises for you? We offer a number of bespoke retreat experiences; all featuring fun activities, multimedia, interactive discussions focused on the gospel values, testimony of faith, new music and prayer. Retreats are designed to meet the specific needs of a year group and to complement the existing spiritual life of your school. Whether, you choose to have just a couple of us join you for the day or even a larger mission team, we are confident in our ability to offer your young people a real chance to recognise Jesus in their lives, reflect on their faith and deepen their relationship with God.

Please contact us for further details and to discuss your requirements and pricing.


Justice Day

Duration 1 day

A challenging workshop day designed to raise awareness of injustice in the world and how these challenges affect those around us.

A day of great participation, meditation, time to consider and discuss and a time to express thoughts through the art of song writing.

The aim of this challenging and most rewarding day is not only to raise awareness of Injustice in the world, but also to promote peace both in our immediate life around us and in the world.


Smile: For year 5 and year 6

Duration 1 day

At a time when children are challenged by their emotions and in their relationships with their friends, this workshop encourages children to recognise their feelings.

Through this day, children will gain the tools, maturity and confidence to deal with them.


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