A Silent Hour

This morning we had 2 minutes silence across the school.  It was at the start of my lesson with 10 S1 pupils.  After the silence ended, I told my class about the silent meditation retreats I had attended, and about the school on Vancouver Island which has a silent morning for the whole school [I can't find a link to this - anyone help?].

One of the pupils said "Oh - can we do that this lesson!"  The rest of the class was up for it, so we did the entire hour lesson in silence.  It was a lovely experience, and the pupils were very positive in their learning logs.


  1. Lovely.
    I visited a Friends (Quaker) school in Philadelphia, City of Brotherly Love, some years ago. There was a daily Meeting at which the whole school sat in worshipful silence for 30 minutes. Then notices were given - usually by the students themsleves. It was a wonderful start to the day.
    One former student of mine recalled with pleasure the times we 'sat and did nothing' in my classes. This was 20 years afterwards! Mindfulness, meditation, taking time out just to stop and be still are as important as activiity, hustle and bustle.
    Thank you for this post.


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