Seldon: put ‘stillness’ sessions on the school timetable

The Telegraph, 05/03/2014: Anthony Seldon, master of Wellington College, says the decline of the traditional religious assembly has left school children with little or not time for quiet reflection. 

Children should be encouraged to have around two minutes of quiet each day to give them respite from social media and school work, said Anthony Seldon. He said that the decline of old fashioned religious assemblies had robbed many pupils of the ability to “reflect during the school day” just as large numbers of children faced unprecedented levels of stress.

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