Mrs N Herbert MA (Cantab)
Head of Eudaimonia
Be your best self. Care for others. Flourish.
“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” Aristotle
Eudaimonia at Colfe’s is the teaching of the activity of wellbeing. Broadly 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 are engaged in cultivating their own wellbeing and that of others. In essence, Eudaimonia is a practical response to Socrates’ great question “How, then, should we live?”
- Pupils in Year 10 and Year 11 benefit from one lesson per week of Eudaimonia.
- Pupils in Year 7 have one lesson per fortnight.
- Year 8 and Year 9 have two full days of Eudaimonia over the year.