BeWell Project Evaluation Report
In 2017, we worked with partners and 10 schools from Brighton City Partnership for Education to pilot the BeWell programme and to bring the best of creative and education practice to bear on new approaches to improving well-being. Nearly 400 children and young people aged 2-16 from Brighton & Hove took part.
In order to capture the learning from the programme, identify successful models and resources that can be shared, we compiled an evaluation report that draws on feedback from creative practitioners and organisations, teachers, children and young people; collected at the start, during and after each project. The report also provides evidence to support the case for utilising creative experiences as a means to improve well-being.
Teachers and practitioners found that the self-expression, sharing and high quality production values had a significant effect on children, with many reporting that the children were happier and liked themselves more after participating. Children valued working with people they don’t normally mix with and getting to know them better.