Creative INSET: Promoting pupil’s mental health and emotional wellbeing - 2 December 2020

Using theatre and performance to promote pupil’s mental health and emotional wellbeing in light of the pandemic.

About the INSET

This online CPD will emphasise the importance of inclusion and access to theatre and performance as a way to maintain and promote pupil’s mental health and wellbeing. During the CPD session, facilitators will reflect on the impact of COVID-19 on pupil’s emotional wellbeing and how to use the arts to address the issue. We will discuss the benefit of theatre and performance for young people, including self-expression, feeling part of a community and emphasise the process rather than the outcome. We will also connect to themes highlighted in discussions from Barnet Cultural Education Partnership’s health and wellbeing working group.

Through practical explorations, the CPD session will share examples of good practice in drama with participants and provide them with useable tools which they can employ in their own context. Content will include skills involved in delivering theatre for self-expression and wellbeing as well as examples of drama activities and how to support pupil’s to take part in projects. Participants will learn how to deliver these drama activities accessibly and be given clear examples of how they can be used in lesson plans to support pupil’s wellbeing. (Please note that these practical activities will be delivered online so may be slightly adapted).

About artsdepot

artsdepot is a cultural hub in Barnet with a diverse programme of shows ranging from theatre to comedy to dance. As well as presenting an impactful and broad creative programme, encouraging artistic innovation and supporting artist development, we also engage with people of all ages through our extensive participation programme.

artsdepot leads on Barnet Cultural Education Partnership, supporting the development of relationships between local schools and arts organisations and overseeing a micro-grant fund.

Suitable for

This event is suitable for teachers and teaching assistants working in London schools, from all disciplines, Key Stages 1-5 and educational settings, with an interest in creative learning. We regret that this session is not open to colleagues from cultural organisations or freelancers working with schools.

Event Details




02 December 2020





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