Do You Need a Digital Detox?

The ability to be connected at all times is central to many of our lives, to the point that we might feel some sense of withdrawal if we went a few days, or even hours, without checking our social media accounts. For some, the need for constant connectivity can make it difficult to genuinely “switch…

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The Wellbeing Award for Schools (WAS)

At King’s College La Moraleja we are committed to promoting and protecting positive emotional wellbeing and mental health. We are pleased to announce we have recently achieved The Wellbeing Award for Schools (WAS). This award highlights the commitment of all in our community in ensuring the best for everybody’s wellbeing and mental health. “The wellbeing…

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Always Be Curious

This week I’m writing about another of the “15 Things Mindful People do differently” from an earlier blog post (see here) “Practise being curious” – something children are excellent at but sometimes it is easy to lose as adults… but it’s important to keep curious for our physical and emotional health. Here are just a…

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What makes a perfect prefect?

Harry Potter depicts a magic world of prefects and houses in the best British academic tradition, but while the Harry Potter phenomenon has raised the profile of these practices, King’s College Madrid was implementing them long before J.K. Rowlings came up with her spellbinding tales of wizardry at Hogwarts. At the start of the 1990s,…

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Extra-Curricular Options

  We have an interesting and varied list of activities designed to stimulate, educate and physically challenge pupils. The classes are organised by well qualified, enthusiastic and experienced teachers and offer fun for all ages. “The aim is to contribute to a complete training of the student, through optional classes, which undoubtedly complement purely academic…

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Mountains for the Mind

June is “Great Outdoors Month” This is a great opportunity to encourage friends, family and children to get outdoors more, and a chance for us to remember the importance of outside play (for adults as well as children, see my earlier post here about play) and on how being outdoors can be part of a…

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Compassion begins at home

Mental health has carried a stigma for centuries. Now, finally, we are recognising that our emotional wellbeing needs as much attention and care as our physical health, particularly in an age when competition is rampant and technology is bringing a relentless stream of new and unfamiliar challenges – particularly for teenagers who are already dealing…

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