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UK: Proposed Maharishi Free School in Rendlesham draws support from local teacher
by Global Good News staff writer

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15 April 2012

Commenting on the very thorough, comprehensive applications recently submitted to open two new Maharishi Free Schools in England in 2013—one in the Richmond borough of London, and one in Rendlesham, Suffolk—Dr Peter Warburton, Chairman of Maharishi Foundation UK, said that the applications in both locations have received great local support.

An article that appeared in EADT24 (East Anglian Daily Times) just before the application filing deadline in February quoted Barry Spivack, one of the local project leaders in Rendlesham: 'We have had an increasing amount of support in the last two weeks as we approach the Government deadline. Many parents have been going to our website and registering their support online.'

Not only local parents, but also the local councils have been giving clear expression of their support. 'People in general understand the need for this kind of education,' said Dr Warburton.

He quoted excerpts from another newspaper article published in Suffolk, in the Rendlesham area:

'Almost one-third of the parents applying for places at the proposed Maharishi Secondary Free School in Rendlesham are teachers or teaching assistants,' the article stated. 'Teachers make up under two per cent of the working population in England. So why are so many teachers interested in a school which features Transcendental Meditation as part of its curriculum?

'Abigail Neal, a mother of two from Rendlesham, who has 15 years experience as a secondary school teacher, has taught in both the state and independent sector in the UK and abroad, and has spent eight years teaching at one of the top five comprehensive schools in the country. Abigail said,

' ''I was thrilled to hear of the possibility of a Maharishi Free School in Suffolk. With its proven track record, and positive approach to teaching and learning, I believe the Maharishi School offers children a unique educational experience.

' ''As both a mother and a teacher, I am very keen to find a secondary school that nurtures my children as individuals and teaches them in a calm, purposeful and enjoyable environment.

' ''I believe that Consciousness-Based Education will enable my children to develop into confident, caring individuals with a strong sense of self-worth and a positive attitude towards life.'' '

See related articles:
UK: Survey shows high parental satisfaction with first Maharishi Free School
UK teachers want their children to attend Maharishi Free School
UK: Proposed Maharishi Free Schools far exceed student registration requirements

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