Listening...no REALLY listening to our surroundings.
Our lives are so busy that we sometimes forget that our other senses can help us understand the world we live in. Kingfishers took 20 minutes to simply sit and listen. They let the world wash over them and started to pick out the individual noises: a bird calling, the trickle of a stream, wind in the trees, a distant car. Soon they began to build a deeper picture of their surroundings beyond what they could immediately see.
When we reflected on the experience, some of the children really enjoyed taking time out and Rex described it perfectly as 'me time'! Other children found it quite difficult to relax and decided that mindfulness is a skill that they would need to practise.