Philly school’s new ‘calming room’ offers yoga mats, drawing, and a ‘brain break’

on 12 April 2018

CIGNA executive Peggy Banaszek spent 12 weeks at Turning Points for Children and created a calming room at Tilden Middle School to complement the FAWN food pantry on site. WHYY has a story about the project. 

Companies like Google and Facebook famously have rooms on their campuses where employees can relax and recharge their batteries. Now, one Philadelphia school has launched a “calming room” where students can do the same.

The room at Tilden Middle School in Southwest Philadelphia may not have Google’s sleeping pods, but it does have numerous tools to soothe students and help them unwind.