MASSAGE IN SCHOOL PROGRAMME (MISP)
Massage in Schools is a programme that develops positive touch based on respect involving a formal massage routine as part of teaching and learning.
St Gregory's has introduced Peer massage throughout the school. All children have been taught a simple massage routine that they perform on a friend.
Peer massage is used to:
Mindfulness in School Programme (MISP)
Mindfulness in school is taught through Paws b.
paws .b is an engaging course for 7 – 11 year olds which introduces mindfulness skills and practices. The course fits into the PSHE curriculum and is taught as 12 sessions, fitting into the school timetable.
paws .b was designed for primary school settings by teachers and mindfulness experts. Mrs Green is a Paws b Teacher for the Mindfulness in Schools Project.
paws .b is designed for all children in a school classroom. It can be taught to the whole class or in smaller groups.
Students can use what they learn:
paws .b is based on six themes with two lessons in each theme;
The children learn about parts of the brain shown to be influenced by mindfulness practice. They are offered skills to help them take care of themselves: how to steady themselves and how to respond rather than react in challenging situations. They learn about thinking processes and how thoughts emotions and body state affect each other. They investigate ‘fight-or-flight’ and perception. They practice training their attention and explore how mindfulness can support them in all areas of their lives