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(UK)Northampton: "Social/emotional learning" as important as academic subjects

Nov 21, 2018, Northampton Chronicle: Pupils taught self importance in Northamptonshire school mindfulness sessions https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/pupils-taught-self-importance-in-northamptonshire-school-mindfulness-sessions-1-8714215 Thirty minutes each week is being set aside for Year 6 pupils to evaluate their self worth and esteem. Yardley Hastings and Denton Primary School Year 6 pupils have been taking some respite from traditional academia in turn for half-an-hour weekly mindfulness sessions to refocus their attention on themselves and their happiness. … Sheena said the rise in pressures among school children were caused by social media and action pact programmes. … "We are going to roll it down to the rest of the school because it has been so well received by the year 6s - they are the group that has been dealing with the most pressure. I think it's important that we give social and emotional learning a place in the curriculum - it needs a place just as much as the academic subjects. …