Words and Your Heart
Written to help children understand the power of their words.
“Someday we’ll be able to measure the power of words. I think they are things.
They get on the walls. They get in your wallpaper. They get in your rugs, in your upholstery, and your clothes, and finally into you.” Maya Angelou
The schools' resource is an unfolding project. There is a beautiful way of thinking in Japan, whereby ideas emerge as seedlings and are then nurtured and allowed to grow into shape. The schools' resource is a growing project. It began over seven years ago as a series of workshops with primary school children on the power of words. The workshops had such a positive impact on children that I was approached by a Multi-Academy Trust in the UK to write down the content with English Literacy Lead, Danielle Towe. We worked together creating the first few cultures, cross-referencing the PHSE/SEL learning with creative disciplines. Because of the impact of the work, it has become the content has kept growing and has become a twelve-culture resource. An online platform is currently being built with all the resources and staff training. We are also partnering with the Anna Freud Centre on a funding bid to collate data, as the content has had such an impact. These are exciting days.
If you would like to know more, have a school that you think would enjoy working with us, or are just interested, do get in touch. We would love to tell you more.