Heartfulness Session on the Importance of Love and Compassion
As a part of the Value Education programme a ‘HEARTFULNESS SESSION’ was planned for our PYP 1, 2 and 3 students focusing on the importance of ‘Love and Compassion.’ We were privileged to have a volunteer from the Heartfulness organization Ms. Rashi Kathuria to conduct the session on 12th September 2022.
The gathering commenced with a guided relaxation session asking the students to sit in a comfortable posture, close their eyes and follow the instructions leading them to relaxation of their body and mind.
Following that, we had an interactive icebreaker game to help the guest speaker to get acquainted with the students. The students were asked to close their eyes and think of someone whom they loved the most. It was touching to hear from the little ones that they were thinking of their parents, grandparents, siblings, teachers and pets too whom they love the most. The aim of the activity was to make the young minds imagine and focus on their thoughts and feelings.
The students also watched a short video on the importance of being compassionate and loving. The main message of the video was to encourage students to be sensitive to the needs of their friends and the people around them and to be a little more caring and compassionate towards all.
Further, the students were asked to draw a heart and write or draw the names of the persons or things that come first to their minds and are close to their hearts.
Overall, it was a very interactive and fruitful session and the students shared their interests and stated that they are looking forward to many more such sessions. Students, along with the teachers enjoyed this session.