The Emotional Curriculum

S04 E08 - Story Makers: Creative Spaces for Wellbeing

July 04, 2021 Dr Sarah Taylor-Whiteway Season 4 Episode 8
The Emotional Curriculum
S04 E08 - Story Makers: Creative Spaces for Wellbeing
Show Notes

In this episode we speak with Lisa Stephenson from Leeds Beckett University about Story Makers Company which aims to use stories to promote diversity and wellbeing in young people. 
We explore how creative spaces have reduced in schools and yet are hugely important for young people to develop a sense of agency and to have a safe space to explore emotions.  We find out more about how story creating has been used with groups of young people from different minority groups to help them explore their own identities and how these stories can then help other children explore themes around identity and process their own feelings.  We consider how creative spaces can be used more widely in schools. 
To find out more about this work please visit:

https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/research/story-makers-company/

https://www.storymakersco.com/

Or follow on Twitter:
@Lisa_stephenso

@storymakersCo

Twitter: @emcurriculum
Contact: Theemotionalcurriculum@gmail.com
Music: "Moodswing" by Poddington Bear
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