News and Updates

Mindfulness-based deep learning (Vietnam)

We are so happy to share this webinar, recorded on 3 July 2021 and hosted by the An Ban Social Enterprise (Wake Up Schools Vietnam). This webinar is in Vietnamese. It was attended by more than 150 educators, and is one of several online events that have been held during the pandemic to support educators, […]

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Wake Up Schools participates in Mind & Life Europe Webcast

On Tuesday 20 April, Wake Up Schools took part in a Mind & Life Europe (MLE) webcast. It was part of a series exploring mindfulness in education. The webcast drew together voices from the third MLE webcast series titled “Emerging & Challenging Areas and Next Steps for Contemplative Education”. The webcast was facilitated by Gábor […]

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Wake Up Schools awarded World Happiness Award for Education

On 20 March 2021, Wake Up Schools was awarded laureate for Education by the World Happiness Foundation (WHF) and the United Nations University for Peace. The award was presented as part of World Happiness Week, a week-long international festival to energise wellbeing and happiness for all. The Education award recognizes a community who are improving […]

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Wake Up Schools featured in new evidence-based guide

The work of Wake Up Schools has been featured in a new guide published by The Mindfulness Initiative. ‘Implementing Mindfulness in Schools: An Evidence-Based Guide’ is a comprehensive guide written by MI education policy co-leads Professor Katherine Weare and Adrian Bethune after extensive consultation with an expert steering group – including our International Co-ordinator, Dr […]

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Wake Up Schools supporting Healthcare Workers (Viet Nam)

On Sunday 5 April, Wake Up Schools will be co-hosting a workshop in mindfulness practice for Healthcare Workers in Viet Nam. The workshop is hosted with the Center for Healthcare Improvement Research and Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU). Participating will be staff from the Hospital of Tropical Disease and Cho Ray Hospital. These two […]

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NEW VIDEO (French)

Quelques témoignages de pratiquants de pleine conscience, Banu Gokoglan, Marianne Claveau et Frêre Bienveillance, sur comment la pratique de pleine conscience peut nous aider à mieux vivre cette période de confinement avec nos enfants. Idées pratiques et jeux pour des moments partagés plus sereins.  

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Wake Up Schools at the World Happiness Festival

Wake Up Schools will take part in The World Happiness Festival again this year, highlighting inspirational work from around the work and hosting a Q&A from Plum Village. As part of this worldwide festival, we will be speaking with: Wake Up Schools Level II teachers in France and in the USA about their experience of […]

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Educators together at MorningSun

Arriving at Morning Sun I not only realized that I was welcome but that I was home. I was at home with myself and I was at home with a community of beautiful, grateful, inquisitive, curious, loving people. A place where everyone can be their most authentic selves… – participant Held in June 2019, this […]

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The way out is in

Upper Hamlet, 28 December 2019 – 4 December 2020 The community of Upper Hamlet invited teachers from around the world to join them at New Year for a week’s retreat. It was a week to live simply – and to simply live – in community. The teachers were not responsible for learning objectives or successful […]

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