Why this Workshop?

  • 1/8 of children aged 5-19 have at least one mental health disorder

  • Regular exercise can boost mood

  • 64% of 5 and 6 year olds said they always feel happy, compared to just 48% of 11 year olds.

  • British children are amongst the least active in the world

  • Poor nutrition can put children at higher risk of mental illness

These workshops use physical activity and laughter to talk about different types of food that can help us feel better. E.g. why is it we feel great after having a chocolate bar but ten minutes later can feel down again? We use cartoons and even personal stories to build resilience, bringing this topic to life for these young minds.

They will learn…

  • Why food effects our mood 

  • What foods help us be happier 

  • How food groups work 

  • Why depression can come into our lives 

  • How to deal with depression 

  • How to talk about being sad 

  • How exercise can help us think clearly 

  • Why having fun helps you concentrate 

  • Balancing life

Outcomes

We all want a better world for our children and with this style of learning and engagement it can be achieved! Yes, the school can use this work towards OFSTED, but fundamentally we want the next generation to have the tools in their future to be able to make a kinder world that does not have the issues that have thrived under us.

 
 

Accompanying Lesson Plans