Share some alternative thinking with the young (ic Wales)

Aled Blake, Western Mail: Penyrhelo Primary School is not the only organisation to use unusual techniques to stimulate learning.

Young criminals were urged to try meditating in a bid to keep them on the straight and narrow.

Lessons in meditation, aromatherapy, willow weaving and tent building are having a dramatic effect on dozens of young people in a pioneering scheme in Bridgend.

Additionally the art of yoga is being used at a school in Swansea before children go to lessons.

Children at Pentrepoeth Junior School in Swansea are developing stretching and breathing techniques.

The pre-school sessions are helping to prepare the children. Many of the skills that they have learnt are used later on in the day if they feel they need to focus or improve their concentration.

Educational consultant, Sandy Kennedy uses the method of whispering to children with behavioural problems to teach them and calm them down.

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