Why is this good?
With all the distractions of today's world with the rise of technology, it is no surprise that children have such a hard time concentrating and focusing. Adults are often guilty of talking to someone whilst on their phone, watching TV and not truly giving our full attention, as role models our children will mimic this behaviour.
Mindfulness is the practice of quietening the mind to bring awareness and attention to the present moment which helps children focus on what’s happening now and keeps their thoughts from drifting. It is all about maintaining focused awareness in the here and now, and it has been shown to improve attention and focus, especially for children.
As Global Citizens at BIS, one of our aims is to be balanced. This means that we achieve physical and emotional balance for the well-being of ourselves and others. These challenges are integrated through the year and our teachers are also teaching mindfulness techniques to our students in the class. We also offer Primary/ Secondary Mindfulness Extra Curriculum Activities (ECA) with a variety of activities according to different ages which benefit the children practising to be mindful.