Impact report of Take Five at School at Sacred Heart Boys Primary School, Belfast.

"For us, the children and staff, Take Five helps us to provide happiness within a world where changes are constantly swirling around us. It helps bridge the gap between daily struggles by creating positivity and a healthy well being. They BREATHE, they SHARE and they LOOK OUT for each other."
Ms Joanne Smyth, Principal, Sacred Hearts Boys School

The report shares and celebrates the children and staff at Scared Heart Boys Primary School, Belfast, and their Take Five at School Journey undertaken in 2019.

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Impact report of Take Five at School at Sacred Heart Boys Primary School, Belfast.

The report shares and celebrates the children and staff at Scared Heart Boys Primary School, Belfast, and their Take Five at School Journey undertaken in 2019.

Funded by Belfast City Council: Belfast Health Development Unit, this report summaries the qualitative feedback on the benefits of Take Five through film as well as a comprehensive quantitative analysis. It provides the reader with tangible examples of how the children are growing in their sense of personal capacity and wellbeing, as well as evidence of sustainable whole school impact through the professional views of the staff and the richness of the quantitative data collected and analysed.

Highlight data includes:

  1. - Impact on ability to concentrate – e.g. An Average whole class increase of 16% pre to post practice in Year Five.
  2. - Impact on stress in the body – e.g. An Average whole class reduction of 23% pre to post practice in Year Five and 17.5% in Year Four.
  3. - Impact on how positive they feel about themselves - e.g. An Average whole class increase of 11% pre to post practice in Year Five and 6% in Year Four.
  4. - Impact on how able they feel to adapt to unexpected change - e.g. An Average whole class increase of 10% pre to post practice in Year Five.

Within all this data, the external evaluator, Junction Point, discovered that Low Pre-Practice Self Scorers (LPPSS) saw the biggest impacts in these areas, for example:

  1. - Impact on ability to concentrate – e.g. An average LPPSS increase of 36% pre to post practice in Year Five.
  2. - Impact on stress in the body – e.g. An Average LPPSS reduction of 43% pre to post practice in Year Five and 34% in Year Four.
  3. - Impact on how positive they feel about themselves - e.g. An Average LPPSS increase of 33% pre to post practice in Year Five and 29% in Year Four.
  4. - Impact on how able they feel to adapt to unexpected change - e.g. An Average LPPSS increase of 31% pre to post practice in Year Five.

Contained within the report is an explanation of the meaning of LPPSS and how Low Pre-Practice Self Scorers are identified. The report summarises over 18 graphs, which are the findings of a six-week quantitative study in three classes at the school.

Also included in the report are: in-depth explanations of methodology and rationale for the quantitative research, background to Each Amazing Breath and the Take Five at School Programme, inspiring words from Ms Joanne Smyth, Principal at Sacred Hearts Boys School and comments from 3 class teachers on the impact of Take Five on their classes.

We are confident that any reader will be inspired by the impact of Take Five at this amazing school; an all-boys catholic school in Belfast. The full report can be downloaded at the top of this page.

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