DANCE, DRAMA, MINDFULNESS & MUSIC

 

Dance, Music & Life Skills

We are so lucky at Woodstock ETNS- not only is Gráinne a super teacher but she is a qualified Dance Teacher too! So get ready to learn, have fun & energize!

Health Benefits of Dance for Young Children:

    1. Improved condition of heart and lungs.
    2. Increased muscular strength, endurance and aerobic fitness.
    3. Better coordination.
    4. Better agility.
    5. Better flexibility.
    6. Healthy blood pressure.
    7. Improved overall balance.
    8. Improved spatial awareness.

Drama

As a Teaching Principal and qualified Drama Teacher I love to explore the world of imagination! I encourage children to use Drama to boost self-confidence, tapping into inner skills & gain fluency in speech. Entering the Irish Board of Speech & Drama is a wonderful challenge we look forward to returning to soon. I also love using my Masters in Mindfulness (UCD) to encourage the children to become their own Mindfulness Adventurers discovering their unique & fantastic set of skills!

We are lucky to also have Caolfionn as an additional  Drama coach, teaching all the classes the art of drama once a week!

Mindfulness at School

Five minutes of Mindfulness throughout our active learning routine has worked wonders! Creating a fun way to get ready to start concentrated learning or when moving from busy active time to calm focus time.  The little practices are engaging & fun. Best of all for schools these mindful moments help boost children’s well-being & health whilst reducing worries & anxiety.

Mindfulness for Everyone

For practical ways to ‘Boost Well-being & Reducing Stress’  please feel free to visit Nicola’s site@ https://mindfulnesswise.ie/free-resources.html

 

 The Power of Three!