Wicked Wellbeing Workshop
An exciting opportunity for students to attend an Official Wicked Workshop
Wednesday 7th February 2024 (1pm - 3pm)
Kindle Centre, Hereford
Wicked Wellbeing Workshops immerse participants in the fantastical world of Wicked, exploring practical and meaningful ways to enhance physical and mental wellbeing.
This engaging and accessible session uses drama, mindfulness, and musical activities to develop practical skills to cope with challenges both in education and beyond. The session also provides a safe space to be creative, expressive and individual.
Wicked Wellbeing Workshops offer a positive, interactive and immersive experience to allow the safe exploration of wellbeing. This session complements the curriculum and compulsory Mental Health and Wellbeing teaching as part of Health and Relationships education. By working with students to recognise the importance of their mental health and find strategies to protect it, Wicked Wellbeing Workshops support the development of resilient and happy schools.
Using interactive exercises to develop wellbeing, sessions are framed by the world of Wicked, the musical that tells the untold story of the witches of Oz. The exploration of themes, characters and issues within the musical allows participants to understand their own feelings, relationships and behaviour. The performing arts are the perfect tool to boost wellbeing and access a host of physical, mental health and community benefits. From the reduction of stress and anxiety, to increasing levels of oxytocin and serotonin, and improving the social environment, these workshops offer an increased sense of awareness and understanding. Providing participants with a toolkit to support wellbeing they can use throughout life, Wicked Wellbeing Workshops help young people fulfil their potential and grow up healthier and happier.
What happens in the session:
Using examples, music and themes from Wicked, the workshop will encourage participants to explore themed breathing and vocal exercises and mood-boosting activities. These aim to leave participants with a sense of greater calmness, more engaged, and more bonded as a group. The session will offer participants a wealth of tools they can use to improve their own wellbeing.
Who is this session for:
KS4 and Post 16
To fully explore the subject of physical and mental wellbeing through a variety of activities and exercises related to Wicked
To improve awareness of mental health and wellbeing for young people
To reduce stress, encourage resilience and boost mood through bespoke physical, breathing and mindfulness exercises
To provide a toolkit of exercises to enhance wellbeing beyond the session
What to do next
If you would like your school to attend a workshop, you can click the link below to be taken to the online registration form. The cost is £10 per student. Please note schools must be a partner school to access, if you are unsure if your school is a partner school you can check here. If your school is not yet signed up as a partner school and you would like to sign up, you can do so here.