On February 15, thousands of UK school children will go on strike, and there will be a global student strike on March 15. All these kids are protesting against politicians for not doing enough to fight climate change. These and other inspiring initiatives are the product of children who have discovered that one is never too young to make a difference.
This year there’s a new subject in thousands of Australian schools: Mindfulness. The practice of this subject is simple but transformative, and science has proven the beneficial effects it has on the brain. Mindfulness in schools can help students by reducing their anxiety, improving their concentration and enhancing their positive qualities, such as creativity and empathy.