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Transcendental Meditation on the curriculum under academy plan
by Graeme Paton
Telegraph.co.uk Translate This Article
19 February 2009
On 19 February 2009 Telegraph.co.uk reported:
Two academies specializing in Transcendental Meditation could be opened under plans being considered in Great Britain. In addition to their usual studies, students would practise Transcendental Meditation (TM) for 10 minutes twice a day by sitting quietly with eyes closed.
It is a joy for Global Good News service to feature this news, which indicates the success of the life-supporting programmes Maharishi has designed to bring
fulfilment to the field of education.
According to Derek Cassells, head of the Maharishi School, Transcendental Meditation 'brings balance to the nervous system. This leads to greater creativity, intelligence and harmony, and better behaviour'.
He added, 'TM is an effective way for children to create neurological balance and do better in school.'
The article noted that there is a range of understanding of the benefits of the proposed plan; and that officials said the academies plan 'would be judged on its educational merits'.
The article stated, 'Under the academies programme, schools are run by private sponsors independent of local authority control. They can set the curriculum . . . and the structure of the school day.'
Skelmersdale, Lancashire already has a school that incorporates Transcendental Meditation into its curriculum.
The Telegraph noted, 'Mr Cassells has trained several state school teachers in the TM technique, including at Limeside Primary in Oldham. Helen Arya, the headteacher, said half of her staff now regularly meditate.'
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