Using "The 5 Ways to Wellbeing" supported by the Mental Health Foundation is a great way to start looking at an event or workshop in your school to drive awareness and improve Wellbeing for all, helping all pupils from KS1, KS2 to KS5.
Connect - take the time to connect with everyone in your school. During our workshops, your pupils will work as a team and learn new skills. Why not include a sharing assembly at the end of the day to demonstrate what they have learnt, further improving confidence and recognition.
Get Active - it goes without saying, all of our dance workshops will get your pupils (and staff) moving. Depending on the chosen style and age group taking part, we can increase the level of activity to get the blood pumping. Our sessions last from 30 minutes up to an hour, typically for a 1 form entry school we can get the whole school moving during a full day.
Be Mindful - taking the time out of the day to focus on your bodies movement helps calm the mind, reduces stress, depression and anxiety. Our workshops include a mini warm-up and stretch, and your pupils will be focused on the here and now, listening to instructions and guidance from our facilitator. We can tailor the delivery to include extra time for calming movements and music (Just let us know when you enquire)
Keep Learning - your pupils will learn a new skill, spatial awareness, rhythm and timing and even connect with different cultures through dance. Learning a new skill keeps our brains healthy, and can be great for our mood. We provide dance workshops with over 30 different styles to choose from, and you can also mix and match the styles, this includes the on and off-topic themes.
Give to Others - the Mental Health Foundation has lots of ideas on how you can give back, through fundraising or donating your time.
You could include a Non-uniform day as part of your workshop, or organise a pupil to pupil sharing session where those who have taken part to become the dance teacher and show the lower school or other classes what they have learnt.
If you would like more information on how we can help with your Wellbeing Week, you can visit our contact us page.
Thanks for reading, until next time.