Local schools asked to take part in world record attempt

Sam Matthews


Sam Matthews



Local schools asked to take part in world record attempt

Local students have an opportunity to help set the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest mindfulness lesson on Monday morning. 

‘Walk in My Shoes’ is calling on all Kilkenny secondary schools, and those in fifth and sixth classes in primary schools, to join in on setting the record on World Mental Health Awareness Day (October 10) - the station’s first day on air.

Walk in My Shoes Radio, Ireland’s only all-digital pop-up radio station, Walk in My Shoes Radio will be broadcasting live from St Patrick’s University Hospital  next week, Monday to Friday, to mark World Mental Health Awareness Week.  It is the only pop-up radio station dedicated to promoting positive mental health

Participating schools in Kilkenny will attempt to set the world record with a national 30-minute mindfulness session, which will take place at 07.30am. The world record attempt will be broadcast live on TV3’s Ireland AM.

The mindfulness class will be taught by a mindfulness practitioner in the lecture hall at St Patrick’s University Hospital and the 30 minute class will be broadcast as a Google Hangout connecting participating schools in Kilkenny and all over the country.

Walk in My Shoes Radio will provide 70 hours of radio from October 10-14. Each show will be anchored by well-known broadcasters and celebrities. Radio professionals from local, national and community radio have also volunteered to services to the station.

News about the station will be shared on Twitter (@walkinmyshoes) using the hashtag #WIMSFM. For more information, visit www.walkinmyshoes.ie. Tune in to Walk in My Shoes Radio on FM or online at walkinmyshoes.ie and on the TuneIn App.

For information, or if you would like take part in setting the Guinness World Record for the largest mindfulness session, please visit www.walkinmyshoes.ie/worldrecord.