This is a wonderful news for those who are interested in Budhism in Brighton UK and sets a great example for those who want to set up a school similar to this in other parts of UK and Europe. As we already aware there is a huge interest for the knowledge in Buddhism, Buddhist civilization and its lifestyle in many parts of Europe. Small initiatives such as this with time will attract more followers. Read more for the full story as it appeared on http://www.buddhistchannel.tv
The Dharma Primary School in Brighton, UK offers rounded academic education rooted in mindfulness – helping children develop creativity, empathy, self-awareness and confidence
Dharma Primary School, in Brighton, is the only primary school in the UK to offer an education based on Buddhist values. This independent school isopen to children aged 3-11 from all religious faiths and cultural backgrounds, providing a quality academic education combined with Buddhist teachings to support the development of mindfulness, compassion and communal responsibility.
Although a small community school, The Dharma Primary is helmed by skilled and committed staff, in which children are groomed to excel in a safe, secure and nurturing environment.
I checked out the head teacher Peter Murdock he seems to be linked to (http://www.amaravati.org
). What a great idea!
The school provides a sound quality academic education informed by the National Curriculum, but with the flexibility and creativity to respond to the children’s needs, talents and interests. Children develop confidence, motivation and a love of learning enabling them to do well academically and to make a successful transition to local independent and state secondary schools.
Through Buddhist based ethos and daily meditation and mindfulness practice, teachers encourage children to cultivate focus, self-reflection, wisdom and compassion. Buddhism is not taught as a ‘faith’, but as a set of principles and tools for living a productive and fulfilling life.(http://www.independent.co.uk/news/scien ... 03196.html