The art of humanising maths

“I think maths must be dull,” Kate Winslet says to Michael Shannon who plays a mathematician in the 2008 movie Revolutionary Road. It is a narrative that seems to have stuck and one that many pass children hear from their parents – particularly their mothers, who were possibly not encouraged in this direction as students.…

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Follow Your Own Inner Compass

Many of us tend to ignore our “gut feelings” or intuition, simply because it wasn’t a logical thought. We’re taught from an early age that logical thinking is the only way of thinking that really matters. The only way of thinking that gives us the concrete results we look for. An intuitive hunch often gives…

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Don’t Believe Everything You Think

This week we’re taking a look at number 1 in our “15 Things Mindful People Do Differently” we shared a couple of weeks ago… The reason babies and children are so happy is that they have quiet minds – they haven’t started to worry or give meaning to the events, circumstances, and situations that unfold.…

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Wellbeing Workshop for Parents

On Monday 1st April we held a parent workshop on Wellbeing and Mindfulness. This was an introduction into: What wellbeing means, how it is linked with academic performance, why wellbeing is a crucial focus for children in today’s modern world, what mindfulness is and how it can support wellbeing, and crucially, strategies that parents can…

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Laughter Is The Best Medicine!

Today is commonly known as April Fools’ Day in many countries – not dissimilar to the Día de los Santos Inocentes in December. If someone plays an April Fools’ joke on you today and it makes you laugh, thank them – they’ve done you a favour! That’s because laughter is scientifically proven to benefit mental…

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Quiet Your Mind

We are often our own worst critic, focussing our mind full of things we haven’t done, should have done, need to do… adding to the problems we may face. One way Mindfulness can help is to “quiet your mind” – by trying to take a step back and be more present in the moment (instead of…

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