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(UK) Chingford: Students "more relaxed and invigorated for... learning" with yoga

Oct 12, 2018, Guardian: Students at Chingford Foundation School mark World Mental Health Day with yoga and chocolate tasting https://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/16977049.students-at-chingford-foundation-school-mark-world-mental-health-day-with-yoga-and-chocolate-tasting/ Chingford Foundation School in Nevin Drive held an assembly for youngsters on Wednesday, October 10 where members of the school’s Peer Listening Club spoke about mental health issues. Sharon Goldstone, deputy safeguarding lead and mental health officer at the secondary school, led the yoga session, inviting youngsters to quieten their bodies and minds and be fully present. Ms Goldstone said: “Life can be very noisy and busy at school with everyone rushing from class to class and with so many students posting on social media, energy levels are drained. “So I taught students today that their brains are not computers and they don’t need charging - they need to rest.” At the end of the session, participants said they felt more relaxed and invigorated for an afternoon of learning and many requested weekly wellbeing sessions be held during school hours. ……………………