In an average class of 30, 15-year-old pupils: 

  • three could have a mental disorder 

  • ten are likely to have witnessed their parents separate 

  • one could have experienced the death of a parent 

  • seven are likely to have been bullied 

  • six may be self-harming 

Public Health England concludes:

“Schools must: provide a safe environment which nurtures and encourages young people’s sense of self-worth and self-efficacy, reduces the threat of bullying and violence and promotes positive behaviours.”
 

Introducing Mindfulness to the curriculum

Schools in the UK, America, Australia have already trialled using mindfulness in the classroom and are reporting fantastic results. The ‘Mindfulness in Schools Project’ conducted through Exeter University concluded:

With over 10 years experience in the classroom, including managerial practice, you can be assured of the rigour of classroom-based mindfulness teaching from Stillworks.