We focus on one school value per term, but our value of Stillness is addressed every day through our action of pausing regularly with both children and staff. It sets the tone of active attention and presence. I was struck today at our Infants assembly at how quickly and deeply our students are able to come together and fall still. Their steadiness and focus was felt throughout our discussions.
When bringing oneself to a point of stillness there is a letting go of thoughts of the past or future and often a release of the connection to ongoing thoughts that may cloud our judgement. Being mindful enables our students to begin afresh, operate with greater clarity, and act in a way that is beneficial to all.