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From Meditation Pods To Peace Gardens, Here's How Schools Want Kids To De-Stress

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A primary school in Essex has become one of the first schools in Britain to install ‘meditation pods’ to help its pupils to relax.

Longwood Primary Academy in Harlow has brought in a wooden chamber as a place for both children and teachers to seek refuge if they’re feeling overwhelmed.

It offers special ‘meditation breaks’, encouraging kids to spend up to half an hour on voluntary ‘time out’, according to the Evening Standard.

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The pod, which is made of wooden slats to let in the light and reduce feelings of claustrophobia, is also equipped with headphones and an MP3 player.

This will enable children to listen to soothing tracks during the dedicated ‘thinking time’.

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