Impact at City of London for Boys:
I’ve been amazed to discover that Joseph has LOVED the mindfulness sessions at school – what a shame they are coming to an end! Please pass our thanks on to Mr Hix too…
Impact at City of London Academy:
“Helpful and liberating”
“Made me realise I can let go of exam stress”
“I feel like I can concentrate more than before”
“I feel so much more relaxed when I do exam questions”
Observing Andy’s sessions with the children clearly demonstrates to me how essential mindfulness is to effective teaching. It is amazing to see how persistence patience, the kind that can only come with practice, can calm students behaviour.
Our sixth formers were sceptical to start with but within one session with Andy all students clearly grasped the benefits of mindfulness to them whether they were stressed, unwell, aspiring athletes or just looking to enhance their wellbeing. We have a growing body of staff enjoying the benefits of mindfulness on their stress levels and their enjoyment in the classroom. Students really like that these sessions are being offered to everyone – even their teachers! There is a growing atmosphere of a whole school community learning together.
Hannah Mathews, Head of Wellbeing, City of London Academy, Southwark
Here’s a teacher talking on Channel 5 about the impact at their school: