Master Owl's Mindfulness Tour started in April 2021 at Yealmpton Primary School.
Since then I have visited 101 Primary, Junior and Prep schools in Devon and Cornwall, taught mindfulness to over 16,000 children and sold over 2,500 books. I love my job!!!
The tour has gone so well that schools from all over the country have asked how they can have a bit of Master Owl magic in their classrooms. Well here is the answer... read on!
NEW - FREE TO VIEW CLASSROOM FILMS
I have been working away for weeks on short films that are now up on my YouTube channel. Watch the video above to find out more! These films are for KS1 and KS2.
I realised I could not visit every school in the West Country, let alone the whole of the UK, so I have produced special films for Primary, Junior and Prep schools, introducing Master Owl and Mindfulness in individual classrooms.
This is the same material I present in person, but it's even better because there is now some fantastic music for the book reading of 'Master Owl meets Miss Bunny' and teachers can use these films, for free, whenever they want. The film below is similar to the ones for the schools, but there are some important differences.
When I know a school wants to watch the Master Owl films, I will email out the YouTube links for the special school videos and post a free Master Owl bookmark for every child watching the films. The bookmarks help to teach mindfulness for children and parents.
Free bookmark for every child at your school
There is also a special discounted price for buying Master Owl books, only available to schools, making each book £5 to buy.
I would be happy to answer questions from the children on email or on a live Zoom call.
To get your school special access to the free films and bookmarks, just contact me here and I will be in touch.
Master Owl is spreading his wings!!!
What teachers say...
“Hi Rob, just thought I would email to say my little Year 2's loved hearing your story via the video and when we did the mindfulness part at the end, two of them fell asleep! So many children's lives will have been enhanced because of your work. ”
What parents say...
"Just wanted to message to say thank you. You went to my sons school today, and we purchased one of the chapter books. We’ve read some tonight, and my son is already calmer and displaying some Magical Mindful Moments! He is also thrilled that he met the man who invented the Gro Clock! We still use this each night, and it’s been a part of our family fabric for many years! So he was absolutely buzzing when I collected him this evening. Thank you for such a wonderful book, and also the gro clock. GAME CHANGER!"
Example of the films
Recent feedback from the Tour:
“The whole school has been buzzing since your visit, and there has been a great atmosphere all day. In our staff meeting after school, the teachers were unanimous in their appreciation for your visit, and how inspired they felt to introduce more mindfulness.
It has been clear to see how much the children have enjoyed their day and how inspired they are. It linked so nicely to my Literacy lesson today after your talk, where the children were writing their stories. I saw subtle links to kindness and mindfulness, but mostly I could see the invisible story cloud above their heads. This powerful analogy will certainly be something that I adopt into my Literacy teaching- my biggest passion!
Very kind regards and much appreciation.”
Highweek Primary School
"Thank you so much for visiting us last week. The feedback from teachers and children was really positive. We’ve made a display with some cute bunnies and owls to remind the children to pause and be mindful. It was really nice to hear the children talk about how calm and “less stressed” they felt after your mindfulness session. You have inspired us to include some ‘mindful moments’ into our daily routines - something we’ll all benefit from I’m sure."
"Thanks Rob, the children enjoyed it and we enjoyed welcoming you in. The teachers say 'The children really enjoyed the visual resources he used. The story was engaging as was his delivery. The guided meditation/stillness moment was really effective and the children responded well to it.' and 'The children really enjoyed it and liked the story. They liked the mindfulness part too. Thank you so much for coming to see us."
"We had a fantastic visit today from local author Rob Holmes, who visited every class to share his book and talk about the process of creating a book. The children were really engaged when he read his book 'Master Owl Meets Miss Bunny' to them. Rob discussed mindfulness and the children had a chance to practise some techniques. Afterwards they said that they felt really relaxed and calm.
'The mindfulness really relaxed me and made me forget any problems.'
'The story was really powerful and interesting.'
'Rob taught us mindfulness techniques to help us feel calm."