RICHARD Whymark, Head of King’s Ely Junior, led our Ely Cathedral Service for Year 7 and 8 pupils on May 12th.

Mr Whymark spoke on the topic of food and other forms of nutrition – including the spiritual nutrition gained from spending time in such a special building.

Morning Cathedral Service for Senior students on May 9th was led by Jon Armour, Teacher of ESOL, and Sixth Form students, Xenia Marshall and Will Buckingham.

Mr Armour said: “Xenia and Will have been attending my weekly drop-in mindfulness sessions all year, and were very happy to join me in sharing our love of meditation practice and to try and inspire students to give it a try.

“We spoke about the origins of mindfulness, how it can help with memory, concentration, reducing stress and increasing awareness and happiness. We also explained the scientific evidence of how it impacts our brains to change the way we think and operate. And finally, I led 500 teenagers in two or three minutes of guided meditation, being aware of our body and breath – you could have heard a pin drop! Thanks so much Will and Xenia – you were great!”

Our close links with Ely Cathedral – one of the finest Cathedrals in the world – makes the perfect setting for concerts and performances, a daily extension to the school’s workspace, the school chapel, and a place of outstanding beauty and spirituality.

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