Dyffryn Taf – Reaching Your Potential

Yoga during exam times

We are delighted to be offering a new yoga initiative to create a place of calmness and relief from stress, during exam periods.  Yoga, as an ancient system of exercise, has a great potential to teach pupils about resilience and to improve their total well being.

The six-week program is designed to use breath-work, movement and relaxation to aid better concentration, increase productivity and respite during what can be a testing time.  Most of all the one-hour sessions are fun, creating a safe nurturing and comfortable environment – the perfect retreat during exam times.

Pupils can benefit from the physical practice; with an emphasis on mastering techniques that can support success and resilience through the school life and future academic or vocational ambitions.

Contact our friendly team to see how we can support a range of wellbeing initiatives in the school, benefiting pupils, teachers and the wider community.

 

Competition winner

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The Gwylan team had a lovely day in Oxfordshire where they presented the winning primary school with their yoga mats.
After much discussion and deliberation it was decided to award Harwell Community School with the fifteen yoga mats and a complimentary yoga session.  Harwell’s thoughtful letter really touched the team, with everyone feeling that the children will put the resources to good use.

 

Well being

During our visit, we were shown around the school, meeting the learning ambassadors from each class.  Gwylan was impressed to see that physical well being is high on the agenda at Harwell. Outdoor learning is part of everyday life and they even had their very own swimming pool, which is also used by the wider community outside school hours.

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The day was rounded off with a complimentary yoga session, with pupils enjoying the benefits of yoga in the school day. Peter was happy to answer any questions from the children, following the relaxation session. Gwylan would like to especially thank Jane Moreton, Nicola Roberts and Year 5 pupils and staff for their enthusiasm and warmth.

 

So, a great big ‘Thank you!’ to all the schools that took the time and trouble to enter the competition: we were touched by the amount of heartfelt letters we received and only sorry that there couldn’t have been more winners, this time.  If you are interested in future competitions, please visit our social media pages for more details.

Click here if you would like more information about incorporating yoga into the school day.

Join the Wellbeing challenge

Challenge

Join the team in taking part in the Five Ways to Wellbeing during this summer. Pictures of our adventure will appear on our facebook twitter pages of us honouring the actions and we invite you to take part on this journey, welcoming your photo’s feedback and findings – To help you with the mission We share details of the suggested ways to well-being from the NEF website:

Be active

This week we focus on being active – Go for a walk or run. Step outside. Cycle. Play a game. Garden. Dance. Exercising makes you feel good. Most importantly, discover a phsyical activity you enjoy and one that suits your level of mobility and fitness.

The Five ways

The Five Ways to Wellbeing are a set of evidence-based actions which promote people’s wellbeing. They are: Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give. These activities are simple actions that individuals/business organisation’s can do to promote well-being into lives.

 

The Five Ways to Well-being were developed by NEF from evidence gathered in the UK government’s Foresight Project on Mental Capital and Wellbeing. The Project, published in 2008, drew on state-of-the-art research about mental capital and mental well-being through life. It asked NEF to develop the Five Ways to Well-being to communicate its key findings.

Healthy living

The Five Ways have been used by health organisations, schools and community projects across the UK and around the world to help people take action to improve their wellbeing. They’ve been used in lots of different ways, for example to get people to start thinking about well-being, to develop organisational strategy, to measure impact, to assess need, for staff development, and to help people to incorporate more wellbeing-promoting activities into their lives.

Further information visit Five ways to well-being

We are getting ready to spread our wings

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Gwylan UK Ltd is located in Pembrokeshire.  Our offices are situated at the Bridge Innovation Centre, Pembroke Dock and at Hermon in North Pembrokeshire.

We are really looking forward to working with schools and businesses, guiding people on their journey towards well-being and an attentive, values-based mindset.  The last few days have been spent on ‘resources and courses’, preparing for new bookings.  The diary is starting to fill up!

Next week, John and Peter will be out, on the road, meeting local businesses and schools.  If you would like us to call, please phone or email.

The Bridge Innovation Centre (Pictured right)
www.bridgeinnovation.co.uk