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What the Children Say

Our Governors spent a morning in school capturing what school life is like for our Westfield children. 

During the morning they had the opportunity to talk to the children about their learning, find out what helps them learn and their views about their school.

These are some of the children’s responses when asked what helps them with their learning:

“If we can’t do something the teachers help us and we keep trying.”

“Focusing and meditation so you are all calm and fresh.”

“Acting out things makes the learning fun and we remember things.”

“Being challenged.”

“Pink and green marking and being in the stretch zone.”

“Keep trying when I can’t do something and learning from my mistakes.”

These are the responses from the children when asked their opinion of the introduction of learning about the brain and mindfulness:

“It helps us relax and concentrate.”

“We do it every day in our class and in assembly.  It’s fun!”

“I really like how Mr Bethune teaches us about the brain.”

“The meditation helps me when I’m angry at home.”

“It makes you feel calm.”

“I do meditation at home, I really enjoy Thursday assemblies with Mr Bethune.”

“Bad thoughts just go away and it’s like a fresh new day.”