Easebourne children benefit from mindfulness lessons thanks to Lady Cowdray
Children at Easebourne Primary School have been learning about mindfulness this term thanks to the generosity of Lady Cowdray.
Year-three pupils have been working with Sandrine Cranswick of Mindfulness Midhurst each week, while children in years four, five and six have continued their two to three-weekly sessions of mindfulness with their class teachers.
Pupil Alex Manning, from Rabbits year three H class, said: “We’ve learned so much already; how our mind can wander off, but we can start to bring it back.
“Sandrine, our PAWS b trainer, explained that training our mind is like training a puppy – we need to be firm, kind and really patient.
“Focusing on our breath helps and lots of us feel calmer and happier afterwards.”
Head teacher Johnny Culley introduced PAWS b, a mindfulness curriculum provided by the Mindfulness in Schools Project, for all children in key stage two a couple of years ago.
Mr Culley said: “At its most basic level, mindfulness helps the children to be more aware of what is actually happening, rather than worrying about what has happened or might happen.
“Our year-three children, who missed six months of school during lockdown, need this training more than ever and we are very grateful to Lady Cowdray for funding it.”
Lady Cowdray: “We all need to look after our mental health and well-being, now more than ever, and we are delighted to be able to continue to support this initiative at Easebourne Primary School, to ensure that the year-three children can benefit from the work that Mindfulness Midhurst does to support our children and young people, as years four to six have done before them.”
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