The curriculum has now been translated into eight languages and is being taught in 38 countries.“This year,” Kelly says, “we have launched our primary curriculum for ages seven to 11 years, 'Paws b’.” This has a waiting list of 800 people wanting to take part in teacher training. “Mindfulness is an integral part of Hampton’s balanced approach to education,” Mark Nicholson, head of religious studies and philosophy, says.
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“Mindfulness helps you to calm down, take a step back and stops you focusing on negative thoughts,” he says.
“I regularly use the 7/11 technique [breathing in for the count of seven and breathing out for the count of 11] in games.
“The knock-on benefits to wellbeing, mental health, the capacity for empathy and simply for young people to be content and to flourish make it well worth it,” he says.
MSP dates back to 2007, when Burnett and Cullen devised a course that would be easily accessible for young people within a classroom context.