Workshop to motivate ‘Class of 2016’ held

2016-02-04 06:00
 Photo: supplied Vishwa Shakti Community Trust CEO and trustee Kamal Maharaj speaks to pupils during a presentation at Buffelsdale Secondary School.

Photo: supplied Vishwa Shakti Community Trust CEO and trustee Kamal Maharaj speaks to pupils during a presentation at Buffelsdale Secondary School.

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A MATRIC motivation workshop was held recently at Buffelsdale Secondary by the Vishwa Shakti Community Trust to inspire pupils for the year ahead.

The two-hour talk included a presentation on study skills, concentration, practical lessons in yoga and meditation for a healthy and balanced approach to learning.

CEO and trustee of the Vishwa Shakti­ Community Trust, Kamal Maharaj, said the workshop was aimed at getting pupils focused so they are prepared from the start of the year and equipped with the correct skills to tackle their matric year.

“It’s important for pupils to have a holistic approach to their studies and the programme is aimed at teaching them skills that will help them take this approach,” said Maharaj.

“We incorporated a short yoga and meditation practical to teach the pupils how to develop concentration and focus.”

Maharaj said they will conduct the programme at other schools and a three-day programme, in the form of a camp, will be held in June.

“This programme is called the Ultimate Student Camp and will be held in conjunction with the Department of Education.

“The camp will focus on career guidance, study method skills, yoga, meditation, focus exercises and practicals including a proper dietary plan for studying.”

Maharaj said they hope the camp and programme will create a holistic approach which will compliment the education system.

“Pupils need to live a focused and balanced lifestyle to perform at their best. The skills, exercises and practical side will help them achieve this.”

The programme is open to all secondary­ school grades and can either­ be a full day or customised programme.

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