As part of the school’s drive to support the wellbeing of students, the Lower Fourth and Upper Fourth took part in our Mindfulness days on 23rd and 24th May; these were run by Ms Waites, Ms Proops and the PE Department. Our girls were off timetable for the day and participated in activities designed to help them relax and re-focus their minds.
Both days started with a fabulous breakfast of pastries, fruit, orange juice and cakes! The girls learnt how to eat “mindfully”. There were also opportunities to take part in meditation and technical detox, mindful walks, jigsaws, Hamma beads and craft, colouring, swimming and cycling as well as sessions on gratitude. In all the sessions, the students were encouraged to be aware of each other and their surroundings.
Everyone enjoyed the day with many reporting that they had rediscovered old hobbies or found new ways to relax. The girls enjoyed being away from their phones and spending quality time with their friends. It was a wonderful way to encourage everyone to relax and appreciate the world around them.