Children & Young People

We believe that complementary approaches can enhance the lives of people of all ages – a belief which has formed the foundation of our work in the community from our earliest days.

 

Mindfulness and Yoga have been shown to improve concentration, mood and self-confidence – clearly important qualities which can hugely affect the future success and wellbeing of children and young people see our programme of classes for Children and Teens.

Schools

As a centre we are delighted to be able to offer bespoke Mindfulness Programmes for schools ranging from Mindfulness courses for pupils to whole school Mindfulness training, encompassing staff, parents, governors and children.

Currently we are delivering Mindfulness to teachers at St Thomas More RC Primary School, Garden City Academy, Peartree way Preschool, Nursery and Forest School, York Road Nursery School and Wilshere Dacre Junior Academy. We are also delivering yoga to pupils at Pixmore Junior School. Further programmes are being planned for a number of primary and secondary schools in North Herts and Stevenage.

We have in the past run Mindfulness programmes for pupils at Pirton School and St Andrews Primary School and wellbeing programmes for both Nobel and Ashtree Schools in Stevenage; for St. Thomas More School, Fearnhill School, Highfield School in Letchworth; and for Samuel Lucas JMI in Hitchin.

To find out more contact Hannah Pitkethly

Children’s Centres

In Autumn 2017 we ran a 5-week Mindfulness programme for parents at Oughton Children’s Centre; this follows similar bespoke programmes at Eastcott’s Children’s Centre, Holly Blue Children’s Centre, Icknield Children’s Centre, Royston and Villages Children’s Centre and Strawberry Fields Children’s Centre.

Funding from the National Lottery and from TSB enabled us to run Mindfulness programmes in disadvantaged areas in both Stevenage and Hitchin in partnership with Home-Start. Following their success, we continue to explore ways in which such programmes can be replicated.