Successful launch of new wellbeing programme
Senior School pupils are already seeing the benefits of a new wellbeing programme launched at the beginning of the academic year.
Eudaimonia (pronounced: eu·dai·mo·nia) is based on the virtue ethics of the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle, the word Eudaimonia itself is most commonly translated as ‘flourishing’ by practising virtuous behaviour and engaging with what it means to be human. Learning how to develop this skill helps pupils to be happier, more ethical, more fulfilled and engaged in cultivating their own wellbeing and that of others.
The six strands of the Eudaimonia project encompass: care of the mind; mindfulness, spirituality and meaning; care of our place in the world; care of the body; sex and relationships; and resilience and leadership.
Feedback from pupils has been extremely positive:
“I have found the entire Eudaimonia course very interesting – I like the fact that it encourages you to share, discuss and debate your opinion.” Theo (Y11)
“It has been a good opportunity to think about the type of person I want to become and how I can positively act in society.” Amber (Y11)
“It has helped me be more morally responsible.” Luke (Y11)
Emerald Henderson, Head of Eudaimonia, said “The first term of Eudaimonia has been a great success. Pupils have begun contemplating what sort of life they want to live and person they want to be. The quality of their discussion and enthusiastic approach to often challenging material clearly indicates their engagement with the course.”
Find out more about the programme here.