Therapeutic arts and crafts are a hugely important element of our enrichment activities we offer learners. These activities can really support our own sense of mental health and well-being through creative projects and artistic expression.
These sessions also allow for a more relaxed and pressure free atmosphere, enabling discussion and the development of relationship with staff and peers working alongside each other.
Art also provides us with an ideal medium to explore other curriculum activities and cultures. These can be linked to some of the wider awareness days concepts and activities we explore as a school – such as gender stereotypes, black history month, Holocaust memorial day anti-bullying week and mental health awareness – where we made anxiety monsters and worry dolls.
These sessions will also explore art history, movements and cultures – helping to position different art styles and mediums in the wider world and cultural environment.