I love this!
Appearing on American News Channel 3 is a report about a new program being implemented into a Lausanne Collegiate School in East Memphis .. wait for it ..
'a mental recess'
Students (10-14yo) are being given the option of skipping standard school recess to attend a meditation session where they are being asked not to think!
Just 10-15minutes to relax their minds and get unplugged (and from my experience as a parent getting them to unplug and do nothing is quite a novel idea) so they can refresh their minds, ‘de-stress’ and re-focus.
The school believes this will assist students to perform better in standardized tests.