Each Amazing Breath’s Biennial Report, 2019.

"It is our hope that not only does this report inspire confidence in us as an organisation, but that it celebrates how possible it is for thousands and thousands of children to have the internal skills to feel their own strength and personal capacity."
Helen Whitney & Mark Lily, Co-founders of Each Amazing Breath

This biennial report aims to provide the reader with an inspiring overview of the work of Each Amazing Breath CIC between April 2017 and March 2019.

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Each Amazing Breath’s Biennial Report, 2019.

This biennial report aims to provide the reader with an inspiring overview of the work of Each Amazing Breath CIC between April 2017 and March 2019.

The report showcases the words of children and schools alongside data, facts, figures case studies and organisational information – including a foreword from Each Amazing Breath’s directors Helen Whitney and Mark Lily sharing their foundational story and intentions for this organisation.

Key Findings and Highlights:

The report shares that the ‘Reach and Scale’ of Take Five over the last few years has grown to include:

  • 10,800 children in 46 Schools in Nottinghamshire
  • 560 children in3 schools in Belfast
  • 200 children in 2 schools in Lincolnshire all participating in daily resilience building practices in school.

And Each Amazing Breath celebrates the sustainability of this impact by having 970 children trained as Take Five ambassadors who lead daily practices in their schools and 210 Children Trained as Trainers who are fully trained to train new ambassadors in their schools.

The report celebrates impact in schools though 3 case studies which note that:

  • Reading scores improved by 28% bringing the school in-line with National Averages due to children using Take Five before, during and after their SATs. (Church Vale Primary, Case study 1)
  • “Take Five has given the children the capacity to deal with life themselves.” Head Teacher of Misterton Primary, Mrs J Cappleman-Jackson Case Study 2
  • Take Five has impact on children’s ability to concentrate, reduces stress in the body and increases how positive children feel about themselves. (Ligoneil Primary school quantitative impact data from a 5 week study – Case Study 3)

The report also shares Each Amazing Breath’s inspiring and unique emerging vision of:

‘Whole Community Resilience Building’

which ultimately leads to building strong, vital communities. This vision is noted as being “highly inclusive of schools, third sector organisations, public bodies and funders and wishes to instil strength and vitality-based patterns in communities especially where patterns of apathy, dependency and echoes of past trauma are present.”

It is our hope that not only does this report inspire confidence in us as an organisation, but that it celebrates how possible it is for thousands and thousands of children to have the internal skills to feel their own strength and personal capacity.

Each Amazing Breath are sure the reader will be delighted by the strength, positivity and vitality the children share. It is infectious and uplifting and provides clear evidence of their growing strength and resilience.

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