BBC South East News visited Tonbridge Grammar School yesterday on Wednesday 27th March to see how "mindfulness" is being used to help students’ wellbeing. The cameras observed a class of Year 10 students learn how to use techniques which direct their attention to their experience of the present as it unfolds, moment by moment, with open-minded curiosity and acceptance, rather than worrying about what has happened or might happen.
Studies have shown that mindfulness training has had a significant impact on health and wellbeing. It helps people of all ages to learn more effectively, think more clearly, perform better and to feel calmer, less anxious and less depressed.
Mrs Jeanette Richardson, Curriculum Manager, has seen the way in which mindfulness has enhanced performance and learning at TGS...
Mindfulness is having a real impact on our students and their ability to focus on the moment, whether in music, sports, exams or just dealing with the pressures of everyday life.
As a result of the success of the programme already, "Mindfulness" will be timetabled for all Year 10 students from September onwards. Refer to mindfulnessinschools.org for more information.