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We encourage our children to take part in Peer Massage at Gascoigne Primary School.
The Massage in Schools Programme (MISP) is an inclusive programme of positive touch activities and peer massage. It is used in schools and children's organisations throughout the world.
The clothed massage is:
For children 5-11 years old;
Given by the children, to each other;
Restricted to the back, head, arms and hands;
Given and received with the child's permission;
Children become calmer and have improved concentration;
Children have more confidence and increased self esteem;
It teaches children to respect others and leads to social inclusion;
There is a reduction in bullying and aggression;
Emotional health improves;
Children develop better motor skills;
It empowers the child to be able to refuse a massage if they do not want to have one;
It encourages visualisation and kinaesthetic learning;
It is fun.
Please see following link : http://peacefulhands.org/