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Creative wellbeing in schools

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Creative wellbeing workshop sessions are available to book for primary school age groups,
from reception (EYFS) through to year 6.

The sessions are run on site within the schools own setting.

The sessions are available for either large groups or whole classes.


A 'session' can be a morning, an afternoon, or a whole school day.
 

For your school's peace of mind:

I am insured, hold an enhanced DBS check, and can provide a risk assessment upon request.

What are creative Wellbeing workshops?

Creative wellbeing workshops are offered within school hours as an enrichment opportunity to children, or to support creative learning alongside their curriculum.

 

The large group workshops are offered with the intention to give a creative opportunity to either a whole class at once, or large groups. This can be based on either a particular skill/technique, or based on a specific project or topic that can compliment the classes current learning. 

Due to the size of groups, it is important that at least one member of school staff is present during sessions.

 

This is also very beneficial to children who could use some form of additional support or encouragement, such as any emotional, social or personal development, including children with any SEN or additional needs. 

 

As well as adding more creative enrichment to each child's learning and development journey, the art sessions provide a whole host of benefits; Art is used as a tool, to support children in various ways, such as speech and language development - working on pronunciation, as well as taking on new words for their vocabulary. Also building on social skills. It serves as an emotional outlet offering space for time to talk - sharing stories, thoughts and feelings, as well as positively working together as a group, 

Art is great for aiding development of the right side of the brain and can really cultivate a great set of skills that will aid children with cognitive development, problem solving, memory, following instruction, growing attention span, confidence building, self expression and helps support creativity & imagination. 

Sessions also support physical development, such as fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, as well as a great variety of sensory enrichment opportunities. 

As well as the above benefits, these sessions provide exciting opportunities to explore an array of art and craft techniques, inspiring and giving new ideas, which they may continue to explore and build interest in in their own time outside of school.

I offer a wide range of projects and techniques to explore, inclusive of (but not limited to) various forms of painting, printmaking, dye work, collage, sculpture (including clay), drawing, sewing, and more. Each project gives the children an opportunity to experiment and explore with art materials & techniques, and to also build on any existing creative skills.

Each child is treated with complete respect, empathy and kindness. The sessions offer a very warm and welcoming environment, where children are encouraged to talk, but also to respectfully listen to and conversate with their peers. 

Head Teacher Feedback

" Laura led therapeutic art sessions over a number of terms at my school. Laura’s approachable, kind and professional approach made it easy for class teachers to liaise with her and decide what sort of provision would best suit the needs of the children. Laura was able to deliver impactful and fun sessions that engaged children and allowed them to improve on agreed targets such as communication, vocabulary and teamwork. I heartily recommend Laura and I’m sure my children would do too! "

- Dan Crossman, Headteacher

Since 2018, I have been providing creative opportunities in schools, including wellbeing sessions and regular after-school art clubs.

I hold a Level 2 qualification in "Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health." As a parent of two children—one with ASD, ADHD, and significant learning difficulties, and another with anxiety and emotional challenges—I bring firsthand experience in supporting children with SEND and emotional needs.

Over the years, I have worked with numerous children with SEND, emotional, social, and developmental needs, as well as children of military personnel, within school settings. (I, too, am a military child of a serving soldier!)

With a wealth of creative experience in various art techniques and mediums as a professional working artist, I also have higher education in art and design and related City & Guilds qualifications. Additionally, I have experience working as an ad-hoc cover TA across all primary school year groups.

Session Pricing

Regular

(Weekly) Sessions
Weekly sessions on same day.

Whole term payable in advance
 

Per hour
£25
+ £1 per child

Regular (Termly) Sessions

At least one session per term.

Payable in advance
 

Per hour

£30

+ £1 per child

ad-hoc

Sessions
One-off sessions

Payable in advance
 

Per hour

£35

+ £1 per child

A minimum of 30 children is required,

which can be divided into smaller groups of at least 6 children each.

Pricing includes all necessary materials. While most tools will be supplied, basic school tools (e.g., additional scissors, rulers, clay tools) may occasionally be needed for larger groups.

 

Please account for setup and cleanup time within your booking. When scheduling, ensure there is ample time between groups.

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