Martha Wright is the Founding Director of Mindful Music, an organisation set up to support children in their development of attention, awareness and teamwork skills for greater wellbeing.
While working as a primary school teacher and studying for her Masters in Transformational Leadership, Martha became aware of the way in which particular children’s social wellbeing and academic attainment were being affected by their lack of self-control. So she developed a drumming and song based series of music sessions to develop skills needed for improved self-control and wellbeing: attention, awareness and teamwork. After observing and evaluating the positive effects seen in the children who took part in these sessions, Martha has developed the Mindful Music series into a transformative and high quality continued professional development programmes offer for all school staff. Through the programme, teachers, teaching assistants and midday meal supervisors are supported in their use of the Mindful Music tools and practices for improved behaviour and wellbeing for all children.
Award Date: December 2016