Imagine yourself walking up to centre court at Wimbledon. You are one point away from winning the final, raising the trophy and the hopes of a nation. However, it has been the toughest match of your life, your opponent has won the last 3 points and is set to come back. This could be the turning point of the match. You can feel the tension in the air, the sun is directly in your eyes and you have a bad habit of mistiming your serve when you are tense. Your heart is racing and your racquet hand is starting to shake. You’ve never been in this situation before. Imagine the thoughts that are going through your head. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just focus on the task at hand?
This situation is the perfect example of where the practice of Mindfulness can be helpful. Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment on purpose and without judgement. With practice, it is a technique that can alter our
perceptions of a situation and allow us to respond skilfully rather than react as usual. Some sportspeople have found it helps raise performance and research has shown that it can help others cope better with daily stresses and lead happier, healthier lives.
Kings’ School is currently running a trial Mindfulness course for pupils based on the .b curriculum developed by the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MISP). More information on Mindfulness and the .b curriculum being taught can be found on the MISP website.
If you are interested in finding out more about our Mindfulness at Kings’ School please get in touch.
What to do if?
This is a handy place to come when you have something on your mind and are wondering what to do next. Here we can put you in touch with some friendly faces and professional helpers who are there just for you.
Sometimes when things are tough it’s hard to know where to start or who to turn to. So if you are wondering ‘what to do if’ you have a problem or need to talk to someone, then you’ve come to the right place. Remember that tutors, Head of Year and the Welfare Team are more than happy to listen. You’ll be surprised how helpful they can be – so don’t be afraid to ask.
All the contact details within school you need are here. Go on – give it a go.
Designated Safeguarding Governor
Mr A Parkinson
Mrs Berridge Guidance Manager
Mr Nichols Pastoral Support Worker
Mrs Laing Pastoral Support Worker
Miss Sketcher Pastoral Support Worker
Please email us. If you choose to contact the welfare team by email, please say “For the attention of the welfare team” – your email will be treated with the strictest confidence
Heads of Years
|Year 7:||Mr A Chainey (HOY),
Miss Wood (DHOY)
|Year 8:||Mr M Gunning (HOY),
Mrs B Sessions-King (DHOY)
|Year 9:||Mr C Marwood (HOY),
Mrs E Hicks (DHOY)
|Year 10:||Miss S Clarkson (HOY),
Mr E Owusu (DHOY)
|Year 11:||Mr S Simpson (HOY),
Miss C Fox (DHOY)