The second seminar held in March 2019 included also the parents of these classes. The July 2019 seminar was purposely aimed at educators after school finished. The participation of 88 attendees was very positive and soon a research report on this seminar will be issued separately. As a result of this seminar teachers requested that we meet up regularly so they will be able to practise and experience more benefits for themselves and so we are meeting for practise every week. The outcome of all these seminars is best summarised by the Head of School of Gharghur in a note she sent when the seminar was over and another note received from one of the teacher participants of the course.
I wish to thank Master Wei Ling Yi who offered this enlightening experience to our school community. Also, I thank Mr Decelis for gifting Gharghur School with this opportunity towards self-wellness and serenity. This leads me to extend my gratitude to MEDE too. May all primary schools have the opportunity of receiving and above all, embracing the enriching skills which we received till now. We are lucky to have received so much already.
I feel it is my responsibility to instil at school the culture of daily exercises not only with year 1 and year 2 students but further. I will work on this myself during morning assemblies and alternate between physical exercises (already the school’s culture) and YiXue relaxation exercises. I wish we could start off our monthly COHs (Council of Heads of schools) with the relaxing position for a few minutes. Indeed this experience will nourish a climate of joy and perseverance to help us flow through the breezes and winds of a school day and family day. With whole-hearted gratitude, The Gharghur School Community
Having previously followed two YIXUE courses, I was very interested to inform myself and be able to attend the YEP course as a teacher and to learn how I can use the knowledge gained in a way that my students could benefit fully from it. Thank you for this precious opportunity. Some points that really seem to hit home were:
Tuesday 20th November 2018 marked the official launching of the YiXue Educational Progarmme at Gharghur Primary, a school within the Maria Regina College. A group of 5 experts in the field accompanied Wei Ling Yi from the Educational Centre in Nossen Germany.
The classes selected were three, a year 1 class and two year 2 classes (one of which hosts a majority of foreign students). Accompanying and attending the sixty students were their three Teachers and three Learning Support Assistants together with the SMT and the head teacher who followed the course almost every day.
Wei Ling Yi’s Method better known as YiXue Practice “employs special exercises to enhance brain activity, communication, alertness, intuition and social behaviour. These exercises aim and are used to increase intelligence, higher awareness and the unfolding of latent potentials in students. This generates self-confidence and a positive mental outlook.”
Through his simple explanation and exercises all students and staff alike were introduced to this method over a four day seminar-workshop. In the evening of the final day all parents and families were invited to witness the work done by their children, and also participate to experience the beauty of this training. The College Principal Mr Patrick Decelis was present for this event which was heavily supported by the presence of the families of the children.
This training is being practised everyday by the teachers and classes involved with the support of members from YiXue Malta. The children are very happy and they have adapted themselves to these exercises which complement and enhance their learning.
The University of Malta is following this process with interest following the previous research report they presented two years ago entitled Evaluating The YiXue Educational Pogramme YEP 2015 . The research was conducted by the Department of Counselling within the Faculty for Social Wellbeing, University of Malta. The aims of the research were to measure the effectiveness of the Wei Ling Yi Method on the psycho-social profiles of the participating students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)/Learning Difficulties (LD) and then to offer recommendations for further research, implementation and policy based on its findings.