MISP Relaunch

Finally, the world looks like returning to more of a norm after the pandemic. However, it has become apparent that many children have forgotten how to interact and socialise appropriately with their peers. This has been witnessed in schools across the country. It seems that many children have been deprived of elements of play, connection and how to show kindness and respect with one other. Some children appear to be developmentally behind where they should be in relation to their age and stage.

MISA (Massage in Schools Association) feels that there is a requirement to reintroduce and relaunch the Massage in Schools Programme in order to address many of these issues. Schools have started teaching the routine in some parts of the country including East Ayrshire Council. Early research suggests that children are craving fun active learning, safe touch and opportunities for health and wellbeing to be improved. We know, as MISP Instructors, we have the programme and the tools to help and support this!

We are calling on all MISP Instructors in Scotland to help us relaunch the MISP. In order to do this, we are inviting you to a free Refresher Course and information sharing day at the Park Hotel in Kilmarnock on Saturday 15th October from 11am until 2pm. This will give us an opportunity to take part in the MISP routine as well as Touch and Move to Learn activities. We can also explore options for supporting MISP instructors to bring the routine back to life across Scotland. There is an added bonus of lunch being provided for those that attend! The board at MISA Scotland cannot face this challenge alone. We need your advice, guidance and creativity to help us all to move forward again.

Please let us know if you are able to attend by replying by emailing isfraser@aol.com. We hope to see you on the 15th October!

With warm wishes,

Isabel, Jac, Dougie & Fiona
The MISA Scotland Committee