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St Colman's Primary and All Saints' Nursery, Annaclone
September 2021 Nursery Admission Enquiries - the school office is closed Mon 3rd of May - Friday 7th of May. If your child is of target age and you would like to contact the Principal please send an email to koneill344@c2kni.net and I will get back to you
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Paws b Mindfulness Project - Primary 6 (AWARE NI)

14th Apr 2021

Paws b Mindfulness Programme for Pupils

This programme has been developed by the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MISP)   

It consists of six one-hour sessions delivered by qualified trainers to Primary 6 pupils. 

 What are the aims of Paws b?

Paws b aims to give students Mindfulness as a life-skill and use it to help them: 

  • feel happier, calmer and more fulfilled
  • get on better with others
  • help them concentrate 
  • help cope with stress and anxiety
  • support performance such as music and sport

Why should your primary school have Paws b?

Paws b was carefully crafted by classroom teachers and mindfulness experts to engage young children. The programme is taught with striking visuals, film clips and activities that bring mindfulness to life without losing the expertise and integrity of classic mindfulness teaching. Evidence-based research confirming the positive effects of mindfulness practice when suitably applied for children is astounding. The Mindfulness in Schools Project published results which confirm that Paws b positively improved children’s moods and concentation levels.

The Paws b programme introduces children to mindfulness in order to help them improve their resilience and enhance their mental and emotional well-being. The Paws b programme consists of 6 sessions, each of 1-hour duration. The course will be delivered to Miss Finnegan's class over the coming weeks. (Starting Thursday 22nd April). Attached below is an overview of the course content. 

For more information on the Paws b programme and mindfulness in schools, please view the attached lesson plan and also access the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MISP) website at https://mindfulnessinschools.org/

If you would like to discuss the course further please don't hesitate to contact me in the school office. 

Thanks Mr O'Neill