Goldie Hawn plans British school
- Bang Showbiz
- 15 February 2010
Goldie Hawn is working with Britain's Conservative Party on plans to build a Buddhist School in the UK
Goldie Hawn wants to set up a Buddhist school in the UK.
The 'Death Becomes Her' actress runs educational charity The Hawn Foundation in the US, which teaches children the Buddhist technique of Mindfulness training, which instead of testing young people instead encourages them to make social and emotional progress, and it is hoped her ideas can be used to set up similar establishments in Britain..
Goldie said: "We need to rethink our whole approach to classroom education, integrating neuroscience with the latest social and emotional learning techniques.
"A peaceful, happy child is the first step towards a peaceful world."
The 64-year-old star has been approached by the Conservative Party, who want her to help with their education policies if they are elected into power.
Conservative education secretary Michael Gove said: "We are meeting to discuss how she might be able to help education here.
"We need more new schools outside local authority control to challenge the bureaucratic monopoly. Some parents would want a rigorous traditional academic education for their children with desks neatly marshalled and traditional football. Others will want something that is more flexible, more imaginative."