6th February 2017
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Top boarding school to introduce emergency meditation to calm children during class
One of the country’s leading boarding schools is to introduce meditation sessions in an attempt to calm unsettled and fidgety children during lessons. The initiative is part of a raft of “creative learning” techniques to be introduced at Brighton College following a round-the-world fact finding mission led by its headmaster Richard Cairns.
From September, all teachers in the school will be supplied with an “emergency” meditation kit in order to quell boisterous youngsters during class. The kit will consist of videos, audio recordings and background information on how to conduct three-minute meditation sessions during lessons.
Boarding schools are perfect for the poorest
Social workers deserve flak for the small-minded way they sank plans to offer impoverished children an escape route. Libby Purves believes a modern boarding school could be a lifeline for children with grim lives.
This opinion piece is a response to the news that "Boarding school trial for vulnerable pupils scuppered by 'low aspirations'" - https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/exclusive-boarding-school-trial-vulnerable-pupils-scuppered-low
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