The reasons for conducting this Practitioner Enquiry was to record the effectiveness of guided relaxation on the engagement of pupils within the classroom. Mindfulness is argued to be an important part of a child’s social and emotional wellbeing and more programmes have emerged to deliver mindfulness training in schools all over the world (Armstrong, 2019). The key research that derived from this enquiry, highlighted the importance of allowing pupils to discuss their feelings before starting a task and how this affected their focus when carrying out written work and active work.
The main aims of this enquiry were;
- To encourage children to discuss their feelings and views before starting work.
- To record and observe the engagement and focus of children within tasks.
- To record the children’s feelings towards the mindfulness tasks.