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OUR TOOLBOX FOR SCHOOLS

Wouldn’t it be great if more children could experience the INSIDE OUT magic more often? That’s why the INSIDE OUT team got together to create our first Toolbox for schools. This isn’t any ‘ol box of stuff. Whilst it’s simple to use, it’s packed with purpose and passion. It’s geared to help support children’s learning […]

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ONE MAGICAL DAY … THE FILM

Welcome to our film. Our goal was to capture the magic of one INSIDE OUT day at the inspiring Checkendon Equestrian Centre in the Oxfordshire countryside. We went for unexpected beautiful moments versus scripted narrative. Emotion over explanation. The ebbs and flows of the day with the 5 Keys to Happiness (Move Outside. Look Inside. Be Kind. […]

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WHAT WOULD CONSTABLE SAY?

Here it is. I’m slightly obsessed with the painter John Constable. I admit it. His cloud studies have always spoken to me. He did as many as 50 and they are among my favourite paintings in the world. He lived in Hampstead. I now live in Hampstead. I recently discovered that these paintings were of […]

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A WORLD OF HAPPINESS

“In 2012, the United Nations declared March 20 to be observed as the International Day of Happiness. The day recognises that happiness is a fundamental human goal, and calls upon countries to approach public policies in ways that improve the well being of all people. The UN acknowledges that in order to attain global happiness, […]

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LET THE CHILDREN TEACH

Back at Thameside Primary School, teacher, Ingrid Burton, is empowering INSIDE OUTers to become teachers themselves. The children lined up in front of another teacher’s class and ran through some of the cool things they learned at Checkendon. One of the most popular was sharing the FBW (Pause…Feet…Breath…Weather). I was there and what a thrill […]

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FEELING THE WEATHER INSIDE

At INSIDE OUT, we take the best self-development resources and strategies available to adults and make them relevant and engaging to children. We make adult mindfulness child friendly. Here’s what you gotta do: Pause. 1. Feel your feet on the ground 2. Feel your belly and breathing 3. Feel the weather inside We call it […]

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THE RIPPLE EFFECT

A week after our first day with INSIDE OUTers at Checkendon, their teacher at Thameside Primary School, Ingrid Burton, emailed to say: “I just had to share this idea to show what an effect INSIDE OUT is having! I am planning my RE lesson for the week and we are looking at the theme of ‘belonging.’ The children are working […]

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POSTCARDS ARE FUN

Postcards may be small. They don’t take up much space, but they can contain big ideas. We created 5 fab postcards – in our 4 INSIDE OUT colours – mossy green, earth brown, bright orange and cool blue – all with different messages that gently reinforced ideas we were going to be exploring with the […]

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THE 5 KEYS TO HAPPINESS

This blog post is about what drives me (and everyone?) most in life – happiness. I have been on a happiness hunt for the last 3 years and here’s what really stuck – ‘The 5 Ways to Wellbeing’. Extensive research compiled by the New Economics Foundation, in response to a commission by the government’s Project on Mental […]

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