Mindfulness and Well-being
Mindfulness is learning how to focus on the present moment. By doing this, it has been scientifically proven to help a child’s emotional state, which in turn can enhance academic achievement. Mindfulness is a life skill, not a therapy, and provides children with a set of tools, which can be used in everyday life.
Mindfulness gives children the opportunity to reflect on their feelings, to learn how to cope with change and to recognize when they do not feel comfortable or happy and what to do about it.
In the autumn term, Lucy Mortimer, a Mindfulness coach, visited the school to deliver a Mindfulness Assembly and mini workshops across all out KS2 classes. The children now use Mindfulness techniques at the start of the morning and afternoon sessions to have a sense of quiet calmness, to help focus their minds and to feel empowered to learn.
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