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Chapter 11Mindfulness in (British) School

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Pexels / Yan Krukov

Increasing the availability of mental health and wellbeing support such as mindfulness in schools can benefit children and young people in myriad ways.

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Part of the series Elementary German: Basics

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Mindfulness in (British) School

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Children and young people spend a large proportion of their time in education, particularly during their school years. Increasing the availability of mental health and wellbeing support in schools can benefit children and young people in myriad ways. For example, teaching mindfulness in schools can help to reduce stress and anxiety, enable children and teenagers to manage difficulties and enhance their learning capabilities. An increasing number of schools in the UK are introducing mindfulness and both pupils and teachers are benefitting from this approach.

The article "Mindfulness in British Schools" provides insight into Kate Beddow's Calmer Classrooms initiative.

Breathe in and count to three. Notice how your breath flows in, then out. Count to five as you exhale. Little mindfulness exercises like this are supposed to help students – and teachers – relieve some of the pressure. The thing is, hands-on experience in German schools shows that when people feel happy, they are better able to learn and teach. 

The article "One minute that changes (not only) school" shows on the basis of practical experiences at German schools: Those who feel good can learn and teach better.

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