From Wales Online:
Pupils at six Bridgend county primary schools have improved their behavior and learnt how to be nicer to each other thanks to an innovative programme delivered by Barnardo’s, the UK’s largest children’s charity.
The youngsters, and others from primary schools in Rhondda Cynon Taf and Swansea, have been taught how to recognise their emotions and handle them better, look after children who look sad or lonely in the playground and feel more positive about themselves.
Teachers say they have seen a dramatic difference in children’s behaviour thanks to PATHS Plus, which promotes social emotional learning.
The program is getting results:
Julie Thomas, headteacher of Garth Primary, said: “We implemented PATHS plus across the whole school. Behaviour and the children’s attitude to solving their own problems has definitely improved.
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