At St Benedict’s, through our RSE curriculum, we help children to recognise worry, manage difficulties and cope with stress. This helps them to develop a more mindful awareness in turn encouraging children to recognise what is going well in their lives and to flourish.
Concentration and Cognition
Mindfulness helps us to understand and direct our attention with greater awareness and skill. This may improve the capacity of children to concentrate and be less distracted.
Social and Emotional Learning
Mindfulness can also be taught in the context of PSHE, RSE and through texts chosen from the Power of Reading scheme. It helps children to develop a greater awareness of relationships, in and out of school, and how to manage them as well as offering a richer understanding of things like self-esteem and optimism.
At St Benedict’s we understand that mindfulness may help the children to self-regulate more effectively, recognising their range of feelings, manage impulsivity, and reduce conflict and oppositional behaviour.