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02/02/23

A walk down a historical street helped Year 8 students to understand a bygone era. https://t.co/ajQpwxheSD

24/01/23

Keen bakers used their new-found skills to create treats for their friends and family. https://t.co/XtL7U6LUZV

18/01/23

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12/01/23

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📢 We're Hiring! (Stansted) have a vacancy for a Learning Mentor - Welfare 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/BcW6Wmx2hV

12/01/23

Students were celebrated at an event for winners of the Achievement Award. https://t.co/dUHI7yqaGn

03/01/23

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03/01/23

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16/12/22

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Merry Christmas to all our students, staff and families. We hope you enjoy the festive break. 🎅🎄❄️☃️ https://t.co/9nrG8Eb1dN

16/12/22

The “invaluable” work of PTA has been praised for bringing opportunities and improvements to young people. https://t.co/VxeZJtsasX

28/11/22

There’s nothing like inviting children to fire a catapult to get their attention in lesson. All Year 7 students took a trip to Stansted Mountfitchet Castle. https://t.co/BmMW95FXlL

24/11/22

In support of Mental Health Awareness Week, a Tea and Talk event was held at Forest Hall. https://t.co/vBzOzV1iHI

23/11/22

Students in Year 8, 10 and 11 led and supported more than 200 primary school children through a programme of physical activities. https://t.co/2GSUS0BBvR

02/11/22

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02/11/22

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21/10/22

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14/10/22

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13/10/22

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12/10/22

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11/10/22

Cooking skills needed to achieve a qualification have been demonstrated to Year 11 GCSE food preparation and nutrition students by a professional https://t.co/s0DPiuQEWT

06/10/22

A new school timetable includes gardening, chess, film, reading and Lego. The new enrichment programme has been launched for students in Year 7 to 10 https://t.co/BVIM7ktVVj

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Chair yoga for teachers

Chair yoga for teachers

Posted: 19th January 2021

Teachers spending hours hunched over a computer during lockdown are being given some respite with the launch of chair yoga.

With lockdown came the partial closure of schools, with remote lessons meaning both teachers and students spending their days sat at a desk at home.

To help ease the aches and pains brought on by the lack of movement, Forest Hall School has come up with a solution.

Sarah Power, enrichment lead, introduced her yoga classes to the school community at the start of lockdown last year, offering a yoga club to students and remote sessions to colleagues.

Now, she has launched weekly online after-school yoga classes for teachers and other school staff, including stretches which can be done sitting in a chair.

She said: “More people than ever have signed up to my new yoga classes, because everyone is struggling with working from home in lockdown. From the frustrations of IT, to handling their own children at home on top of teaching and all of their other responsibilities. Everyone is feeling it.

“In our normal jobs at school, we would spend our days going from lesson to lesson, doing break and lunch duties and rushing around the place. Now, we are looking at a screen for 300 minutes each day.

“I am offering 30 minutes at the end of the working day to schedule in some yoga and get the body moving. As part of that, I am sharing some chair yoga, so my colleagues can use it throughout their working day.

“Chair yoga can be seen as being just for seniors or those with restricted mobility, but it is for everyone. There is so much you can do in your chair.”

Chair yoga focuses on posture, introducing movements and stretches for the neck, shoulders, spine, hips, wrists and fingers.

Every session ends with meditation.

Miss Power said: “Most people sit with poor posture throughout the day. These sessions encourage them to check in with how they are sitting and demonstrate how they can improve. It’s about looking after ourselves with movement and meditation.

“Some people just need that time and space allocated in the diary as they can feel guilty for doing it on their own. This way, they have an appointment with a teacher and, somehow, they feel like they can allow themselves that time.

“I love teaching, especially when I see people at the end of yoga looking relaxed and knowing they feel so much better for it. It is brilliant to be able to offer this at school.”

Miss Power has introduced meditation into her lessons with Year 10 and 11 students as part of their ASDAN courses which prepare them for life and work.

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