Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Pupils to meditate in the classroom | News

Pupils to meditate in the classroom | News

Boys at a boarding school are to be given weekly meditation and stress relief classes.

The eight-week “mindfulness” course, for 14- and 15-year-olds at Tonbridge School in Kent, is designed by psychologists from Oxford and Cambridge to develop skills in concentration and combat anxiety.

Richard Burnett, a teacher and housemaster at Tonbridge who is leading the course, said: “One of the things about schools is that silence is associated with power - the teacher tells the pupils to be quiet. What you need to do is convey the idea that silence is a positive activity to be savoured and enjoyed.”

2 comments:

Vincent said...

Great effort to bring the younger generations close to now-ness :), they should extend that to the whole of GB, and the rest of the world for that matter.

btw: do you have two parallel blogs? do you use one more often than the other?

best,

Vincent

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