Feel the Music

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.” – Maya Angelou Earlier this month I went to an acapella singing workshop at Beckenham Place Mansion. Surrounded by ancient woodlands, the workshop was held in a Georgian mansion bursting with culture and character. When I settled into the […]

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Words Have Power

“Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” – Rumi Many of us have heard that childhood saying: “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” As we grow up, we come to realise that bones eventually heal themselves, but the psychological impact of the negative […]

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Bubbles of Mindfulness ॐ

“In today’s rush, we forget about the joy of just being.” Eckhart Tolle With the summer holidays coming to an end for all schools across the UK, many children are excited to see what the new academic year will bring. On the other hand, understandably, many children are feeling overwhelmed and uneasy to return to busy […]

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Holiday Mindfulness for Kids

“Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.” – Sonia Ricotti With the summer holidays in full swing it’s time for kids to relax, have fun and unwind after a busy school year.  Whether you’re experiencing the record breaking heatwave in the UK, or travelling further afield, many […]

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Finding His Voice

“There’s a moment when you have to choose whether to be silent or stand up.”  – Malala Yousafzai Looking back, there have been highs, lows, lightbulb moments and unforgettable memories at school this year. It’ll be sad to say goodbye to the kids in my class and team, but I feel incredibly proud to see how […]

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Being Non-Verbal

“To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.” – Cris Jami All of the children in my class are autistic and most of them are non-verbal.  Ranging from 9 to 11 years old, each child is unique and has their own personality traits. According to […]

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Inner Spark 🌟

“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson On New Year’s Eve I went to see Cats at the London Palladium.  This feline musical hosted a feast of mesmerizing creative arts with a huge sprinkling of ‘razzle dazzle’. I […]

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Kindness is a Virtue

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop During October 2015, my school hosted ‘Kindness Week’, a week where children and teaching staff offered random acts of kindness to each other and themselves. Based on the ‘Kindness Boomerang’ concept which has swept kids and adults in the US by storm, […]

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