Excellence in Action resulting from students optimizing brain functioning


Creativity and intelligence are systematically developed with a few minutes of Transcendental Meditation (TM) at the beginning and end of the school day.



Restful alertness—the basis of enjoyable learning at the Maharishi School, England
by Global Good News staff writer
22 March

In West Lancashire, students at the Maharishi School England not only excel academically, they’re enjoying a uniquely harmonious environment.

‘Everyone knows each other. We’re all friends. There’s no bullying,’ said a bright teenage girl.

The school offers Consciousness-Based Education for students aged four to 16. The day begins and ends with the practice of the Transcendental Meditation Technique (TM) . Research shows that the technique creates neurological balance and systematically develops the students’ creativity and intelligence.

Head teacher Dr Derk Cassells explained, ‘The fundamental principle of education at the Maharishi School is the experience of restful alertness . . . easily achieved through the practice of the TM Technique.’

Extensive scientific research has shown that the state of restful alertness experienced during the Transcendental Meditation Technique brings balance to the whole physiology, making learning both enjoyable and successful.

Said one youngster of his meditation practice, ‘Although it relaxes you, it also helps you stay alert in the lessons.’ Said another, ‘Because it clears your head, it helps you understand things more easily.’

Many of the students report that the Transcendental Meditation Technique makes them happier and calmer. A young boy said, ‘It’s made me feel more confident in front of people,' and another student remarked, ‘I don’t get as angry.'

‘It’s the teenagers where you really notice the difference—the lack of bullying and antisocial behaviour,’ said a mother, commenting about the benefits of Consciousness-Based Education at Maharishi School.

The students are happy with their education, the parents are happy. And so too, apparently, is the British government agency Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills) which rated the Maharishi School ‘Outstanding overall’ and ‘Outstanding’ in eleven categories of academic excellence.

‘Both competition and examination results show how well the pupils are achieving,’ said Dr Cassell. The percentage of GCSE Grade A passes is three times the national average, while the percentage of pupils passing five or more GCSE examinations at grades A*-C is double the national average.

Students cheerfully reported their achievements—top prizes in everything from poetry to mathematics national competitions. Alumni are excelling in higher education and in professional careers as scientists, doctors, musicians, engineers, artists, and more.

‘The children need to be nurtured as people,’ explained a satisfied father. ‘They need to grow and be themselves, and do very well in their exams at the same time.’

Learning and happiness go hand in hand at the Maharishi School England.

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