Year 11 can be a stressful - filled with an increased workload of coursework and essays, revision timetables and anxiety over the all important GCSE exams.
Our four week yoga programme supports students to not only learn the physical movements of Yoga but also how to de-stress, relax and breathe properly. These techniques are especially helpful to Year 11 students to stay calm and focused during their mocks and GCSE exams.
We delivered a wonderful programme for Year 11 students at Brooke Weston Academy in the last academic year.
Maths teacher Ms Sarah Malson said, ‘We wanted our Year 11 students to learn Yoga to help them relax and become more focused during their mock exams. Yoga is also very good for emotional and mental wellbeing as well as a way of keeping fit which is something we wanted to focus on for Children’s Mental Health Week and so we offered the classes to students in other years as well. Many students have commented that the course has reduced their panic attacks and helped them manage their stress better.'
‘Mindful Warriors have been fantastic to work with and have up-skilled two members of our staff so that we will be able to offer Yoga in the future to those students who would like to continue with it.’
Mindful Warriors teacher Mr Stevan Gill said, ‘The concept behind Mindful Warriors is to try to get young people into the Yogic philosophy of movement, breathing and mindfulness because nowadays we see too much anxiety, tension and low self esteem issues with children.'
‘It is a non competitive sport which tends to encourage more students to participate and just enjoy it. Simple physical movements that help to strengthen the immune system leave students more focused with a greater level of concentration and a higher resistance to sickness.
We also had lots of positive feedback from our students.
One student said, ‘I really enjoyed the Yoga lessons and it has become an enjoyable experience in my weekly routine. After each session I felt refreshed and much more awake.’
Another student shared, ‘I found the Yoga really helped to relax and calm me down which was perfect during my mock exams’
If you would like to find out more about how Mindful Warriors can support your Year 11s - we would love to hear from you! Visit www.mindfulwarriorsmw.com to find out more.