Third Class’ Thoughts on Mindfulness

“I like the glitter jar because it is relaxing when I have lots of thoughts going on in my mind”. Olive

“I liked the exercise in mindfulness when we tightened all our joints because it felt very relaxing after you untightened them. I would use this exercise for when I am trying to get to sleep”. Sam

“I liked mindfulness because it was very relaxing to sit down and not be stressed by doing maths. My favourite part was when we used the glitter jar.” Hazel

“I liked all of the mindfulness, like the ringing bells, the glitter jar, the yoga mat and the calm breathing”. Kane

“I thought the head and shoulders was good because we could do it and then stop and see how we were feeling. I like the bell ringing, that made me feel calm”. Adam

“I liked mindfulness because in school you don’t get to relax a lot and in mindfulness you can relax”. Nicky

“I like the glitter jar because I found it relaxing. I liked the bells because it is like I do not have to think about anything else”. Eilish

“I liked when we all lay down because it was very relaxing and I also liked when Donna rang the bells”. Diarmuid

“I loved mindfulness when the glitter jar came in, it was calming”. Ray

“This is why I loved mindfulness, because it was a time in the day where I could relax, and because Donna was so friendly. It definitely helped me become more mindful”. Julia

“I liked mindfulness because we got to relax during the school day”. Ben

“I like mindfulness because of the glitter jar because it relaxes my mind”. Natalie

“I liked mindfulness because heads, shoulders, knees and toes was fun, calm and you get exercise”. Princess

“It was very calming for me because when I fell and got hurt I was stressed. Thank you Donna”. Daniel

“I liked the glitter jar because it made me relax when my brain was very busy”. Termeh

“I liked the breathing exercise, it helped me when I got scared. It helped me calm down, I really enjoyed mindfulness. Thank you Donna”. Laura

“What I liked about mindfulness was that we got to lie down and do a mat exercise and it was fun and I loved it”. Seán O’L

“I liked the bells because it helps me relax”. Malika

“When I was angry I breathed in and breathed out and then I felt calm”. Shaira

“I like mindfulness because it is nice after a day’s work. It is very calming when we breathe in and out because it made me feel like I had nothing to think about. Donna is very nice and relaxing.”

“I liked the breathing because when my sister annoys me I get angry and I want to annoy her back so I breathe to calm myself down and then I can forget about it and we can be friends again”. Amélie

“I liked the breathing exercise. I use the breathing exercise if I am bursting to go to the toilet and someone else is in there, it helps me to wait more patiently”.

“I think mindfulness is good because when I get distracted I can come back to it”. Seán Q

“I loved mindfulness because the glitter jar made me feel like I was in a whole new calming world and Donna’s voice is very calming”. Zeynep

“I think mindfulness is really fun”. Rose