Peninsula School Unveils Mindfulness Labyrinth

This is a press release from the Humboldt County Office of Education:

Peninsula Union School District will be holding a community event and ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil their recently completed mindfulness labyrinth on Thursday, September 13 beginning at 4:00 p.m. at 909 Vance Avenue in Samoa. The ribbon cutting will happen at 4:15 p.m.

The event will feature food, art, and live feral jazz music by Dogbone. There will be tiles and art supplies that community members and children can paint that will eventually decorate the perimeters of the 44-foot in diameter labyrinth.

The labyrinth idea came about last year, as part of a yearlong mindfulness theme, where students and staff engaged in restorative justice practices and learned about social justice and equity issues. “Our hope is that this labyrinth will create a space for students to practice mindfulness and self-regulation,” stated Superintendent/Principal Lark Doolan. “Our hope is that it is a place of reflection for our students but also an open space that our community can enjoy during evenings and weekends when school isn’t in session.”

Doolan designed the labyrinth and local cement artist John King built it. King also created the entrance sign for the Natural History Museum in Arcata and has many of his pieces featured throughout California and the United States.

For more information, please contact Peninsula School at (707) 443-2731.

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