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.

 

Spread a little kindness – Competition

This week it’s Children’s Mental Health week – 6th to the 12th of February 2017 .  The aim of the week is to encourage everyone — adults and children alike — to spread a little kindness.

We’ve all known someone going through a tough time, and it can be hard to know what to do to help, especially where children are involved.  It may sound simple but in these moments, small acts of kindness can make all the difference.

To show our  kindness, the Gwylan team is holding an exciting competition for schools in the West Wales regions – the lucky winner receiving a free yoga session by our experienced in house yoga teacher.

To enter, it’s really simple: ‘like’ our Facebook page, comment, explaining how your school might benefit from yoga and finally, complete your entry by sharing this page, raising awareness for children’s mental health.  Alternatively you can email your entry to admin@gwylan.co.uk, with a name, comment and your contact details.

The closing date will be Wednesday 15th of February 2017.  A winner will be selected shortly after this date.

Good luck and have fun being kind 🙂

 

For further details of Children’s mental heath week

 

 

 

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.