We are delighted that our application for funding to develop a labyrinth in the school grounds has recently been accepted by Currie Motors and Toyota as part of their support for community initiatives.
A labyrinth is a single, circuitous path that winds its way into the centre and out again, unlike a maze there are no dead ends or decisions to make about which way to go. The labyrinth has been found to be a valuable psychological and spiritual tool enabling people to get in touch with their inner selves.
Walking the labyrinth, or just watching others walk is proven to be an excellent way to combat stress and has been shown to promote:
- self esteem
- attention and concentration
- calm and a feeling of well being
- a sense of valuing relationships with others
- the ability to reflect
- respect for the environment
- an awareness of ‘something bigger than ourselves’ (God / creation)
When completed it is intended that the labyrinth will be available for use not only by the school but also by the local community including other schools and Hillingdon Hospital.
Our sincere thanks to Michael Chakaza, Chris Ewers and the wonderful team at Currie Motors and Toyota for your very generous grant of £1,750. We are looking forward to getting started on the labyrinth and will provide updates on its progress.