Just Be You!
It has been well-recognised that the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions have had a negative impact on mental health and wellbeing across the community including children’s mental health with primary school children particularly affected.
Music, along with other art forms is increasingly valued for its perceived health benefits and we know that participation in live music seems to have a capacity to change the way that people think and feel and that group singing mediates fast social bonding, bringing classmates closer together, which may be helpful at a time when social distancing has prevented normal social activities. With this in mind, Charnwood Arts is proud to be introducing Just Be You!
Just Be You! uses music and creative expression to celebrate being uniquely ourselves, with an aim to encourage good mental health and wellbeing for children and young people. The programme includes an introductory workshop with a series of creative activities, ongoing support and leads to each school recording their very own Just Be You! version of the song. Each school’s recording will also be combined to create a community single, with a short visual to accompany (adhering to government guidelines) and sharing with the world that it is ok to
Just Be You!
The programme is being offered free to the first 4 schools that sign up, but don't worry if you are too late as you can still be involved, just contact us for more information.
In May last year, all the staff at Barrowby Church of England Primary School in Grantham came together to perform to the song 'Just Be You!' which had previously been recorded by all the children in the school. They were missing the school family very much and wanted to send them a message of love, strength and hope, which is the overall message of this amazing song. You can see their video by clicking on the image
Download the PDF for more information on how the programme works and sign up to this amazing offer HERE
Used with kind permission from Barrowby Church of England Primary School