Within our Wellbeing programme we are pleased to be able to offer Mindfulness to our students. Mindfulness is the ability to pay attention, non-judgementally, to the here and now.
The aim of the Mindfulness course at RGS is for the students to learn some simple yet effective practices that may help them to deal with some of the challenges that they face now, and in the future. We are a community which aims to for students to flourish, enjoy their school days and be prepared for a happy and successful adult life. We believe an introduction to the life skill of Mindfulness may be one way in which we can help our students to achieve this. Please note that Mindfulness is non religious.
Mindfulness at RGS:
We introduced Mindfulness using the Mindfulness in Schools Project’s b course which is specifically aimed at introducing Mindfulness to teenagers in schools. The students learn some simple Mindfulness meditation techniques which typically include paying close attention to the senses, such as breathing and sensations coming from different parts of the body, to eating, to movement and to sounds in the environment. The course is primarily offered as part of the Third and Fourth Form Elective programme but also to other members of the school community. It is delivered by one of the school’s four trained Mindfulness teachers.