Case Study theme: Wellbeing

How can our project respond to and help improve pupils’ wellbeing?

These case studies explain projects that were specifically designed to respond to the mental health and wellbeing needs of children and young people. The examples span primary and secondary age groups and employ arts and performance to explore and communicate their experiences of the pandemic and of transitional periods in their lives. Impacts include creative literacy, confidence reflective skills, self-worth, technical ability and creative skills.

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Case Studies: Wellbeing

About these Case Studies

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK Branch)’s report The Arts in Schools (1982), A New Direction commissioned this suite of case studies as a companion piece to new research by Pauline Tambling and Sally Bacon that reflects on arts and education 40 years since this seminal report. The new report will be released in March 2023.

Find out more about the Arts in Schools review.

This suite of case studies was curated by arts researcher Sarah B Davies.