Creativity and the emotional and social skills of young people

Friday 12th June, 1-5.30pm

Earlier this year the Early Intervention Foundation published Social and Emotional Learning: skills for life and work a summary of the findings of three major reports that concluded:
It is ‘…clear that social and emotional skills play a fundamental role in shaping life chances of children and young people and the nature of their adult lives. They are important both for individuals, for society and in influencing intergenerational patterns of inequality and disadvantage’.

It seems like creative practitioners have been saying something similar for a long time. Perhaps now with a body of evidence to back up our intuition we can be more confident about placing an emphasis on developing the ‘soft skills’ of the young people we work with.

Please come to an afternoon of linked conversations at London Bubble:

Conversation 1: How do we support the social and emotional learning and wellbeing of the young people we work with?

Conversation 2: How do we attend to the emotional wellbeing of the people who attend to the emotional wellbeing of the young people who we work with?

Contributors will include:

Jack Feintuck Head of Policy for Youth at the Social Mobility & Child Poverty Commission

Jo Carter Artistic Director, Immediate Theatre

Pat Shelley Head of Youth Services, LB Southwark

Jocelyne Quennell Director of Professional Development, Kids co (Tbc)

Nick Hammond  Educational and child psychologist, a social theatre practitioner and film maker.

John Poynton  Chief Executive, Redthread Youth Limited

Kelly Jordan  Lead Dramatherapist, Young Futures

The afternoon will include a performance by the London Bubble Young Theatre Makers of ‘Let’s Talk’ originally commissioned by Southwark and Lambeth Children and Young People’s Health Partnership.

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