Children's yoga to ease the SATS tests
It's certainly been a busy time for me since my last blog post! I've had lots of exciting things going on. I feel absolutely privileged to have been into Hucknall National C of E Primary School to give the Year 6's a mini yoga sessions prior to this year's all new SATS tests. At ten and eleven years old, they are far too young to be exhibiting symptoms of stress, poor sleep quality, not wanting to go to school. I also loved helping to turn their frowns upside down at their desks immediately before the tests began. I encouraged them to take a deep breath if they came across a tricky question and to smile to themselves, remembering how awesome they all are. They were all beaming as I left and looked quite ready as the papers were being put in front of them. These young folk really are quite amazing and we can learn a lot from them.
If you happen to have a Year 6er or anyone that seems a bit worried, encourage them to sit tall and take a pause to enjoy a deep breath in and a deep breath out. A pause is sometimes all it takes.
Tests do not measure love, compassion, kindness and sparkle, all of which our children have in abundance 🌟