The aunt and uncle that killed the little girl are being prosecuted. The headmaster, who was relieved of duty because the powers that be claimed he had failed in his duty to alert the social services now exist in (roughly translated) a state of low level of consciousness following a single car accident which, not too carefully hidden, was a suicide attempt. Turned out he also was relieved of duty erroneously, as he had done what the law requires. He has a wife and children. It is unbelieveably tragic the whole thing.
The other, more closer to home – our school had hoped to maybe implement another version of the mindfulness theme, but this time, at least, they asked the parents beforehand. I responded, again, that although I don’t mind mindfulness, you can’t have it as a theme in school, where children (and parents) cannot opt out of participating. Again, I don’t know what other parents said, but it is clear I’m not alone, as they decided to scrap it.
I’m sure kids can benefit from it. Let the parents decide, as an after school activity.