improving children's wellbeing
Children at a Horowhenua school are building resilience and learning how to deal with their emotions through a charity programme.
Pause Breathe Smile is a charity that teaches mindfulness-based wellbeing skills to schoolchildren aged 5 to 12. It helps them regulate emotions, build self-awareness and relate positively to others.
The programme has reached more than 90,000 children in 323 schools, including Tokomaru, Parkland and Foxton Beach schools.
Pause Breathe Smile research showed positive behaviour in classrooms had increased by 12.4%, negative behaviour had decreased by 10.1%, general student wellbeing was up 16.6%, the number of pupils flourishing increased by 8.1% and the numbers languishing reduced by 8.3%.
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