Wellbeing has been pulled into focus with the impact of the pandemic on both students and teachers. With that in mind, our team of qualified music therapists have created a wellbeing subscription service for schools. These will fit within a Trauma-Informed Schools approach, or stand on its own.
For KS2 and KS3 there are a series of age-appropriate activities that engage students in using music to explore social, emotional and mental health. These include:
- creating shared playlists
- listening and focusing
- body percussion and sensory work
- guided meditations
- nature-based and outdoor activities
These are all created by qualified health professionals, and informed by the evidence-based principles of neuroscience, attachment theory, and the many years of clinical practice of our music therapy team.
Introduction for teachers
Lead music therapist, Liz Eddy discusses how the wellbeing courses can be used with your Key Stage 2 students.
The Wellbeing pack 1 and pack 2 each have three hours of activities you can use in school, whether for a PSHE lesson, an assembly, or short activities in registration or tutor time. But we will also add to this with regular “add on” packs exploring different aspects of wellbeing.
Here’s an example of two of our video activities for an Outdoor Music module, that encourages pupils to reduce screen-time. Media content will be accompanied by all the resources teachers need to deliver activities at KS2. You can try similar activities in your school environment, or share your activities with families to try (by using student logins from home).
Wellbeing for Teachers
Our wellbeing pack for adults is well suited to help teachers and school staff who have been faced with huge pressures and change. Activities have a longer format than a school assembly, to allow time for staff to destress, reconnect with themselves, and take some of the practice and methods into their daily lives.
To get the most benefit, we have a team available to work with you and support your setting in different ways:
Music Therapy. Where the need is greatest, we can work with individuals and small groups.
Music workshops. With whole classes or larger groups, our music leaders can work with you to develop a series of workshops around wellbeing and SEMH themes.
Training on how to deliver the wellbeing course yourselves, and how to integrate it into your Trauma-Informed Schools programme (if relevant).