Schools are back! Yay, you shout as you sink into the sofa with a cup of coffee and a bucketful of relief. But as ever, this is a whole new phase of ‘normality’.
Unfortunately there is often a certain rhetoric used in education that we find to be unhelpful, the latest of which is the emphasis on the need to 'catch up'. Yet another burden of expectations and pressures are heaped on young people, just at the time when ‘recovery’ should mean a focus on holistic development and wellbeing.
Dr Ally Daubney highlights a number of reasons why the performing arts are a powerful force that should be at the forefront of bringing young people back together in a meaningful and healthy way.