Goldie Hawn wants to teach Buddhism to British kids
by Joseph Marzullo/WENN.com, Feb 15, 2010
San Francisco, CA (USA) -- Goldie Hawn is in talks to set up a Buddhist school in the United Kingdom.
The actress' Hawn Foundation already teaches kids Buddhist techniques in schools across America, and now she wants to take the initiative across the Atlantic, and use the teachings to help British children build social and emotional stability - and curb violent outbursts in the classroom and playground.
Hawn says, "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."
Hawn's plans have won the support of Britain's Conservative Party, whose education secretary, Michael Gove, confirms, "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."