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|05.11.2010 14:00 - 14:45 - Klinikum Schwabing|
For the Best 2009 - colla- boration school- theatre
|Zu der Person|
Manuela Beste has been headteacher of the Hospital School at the Evelina Children’s Hospital in Central London since 2007. Prior to this, she was headteacher for ten years of the Royal Free Hospital Children’s School in north London. Here she expanded the school to provide education for adolescents with mental health problems alongside children with life-threatening organic conditions. She is particularly interested in the role education in general, and the creative and performing arts in particular, have to lay in supporting children’s emotional well-being, their ability to come to terms with their illness, their capacity to develop coping strategies and resilience in the face of very challenging treatment plans and the knowledge that they may not survive. Evelina Hospital School is interested in the holistic treatment of the child, and works closely with doctors, nurses, therapists and parents to support children’s physical and emotional well-being and their smooth transition back into their home school.
|Zu dem Vortrag|
FOR THE BEST 2009 was a year long collaboration between Evelina Children’s Hospital School, the Unicorn Theatre, primary schools and artists and performers in London, UK conceived by artist Mark Storor and produced by educationalist Anna Ledgard. For the Best was largely funded through a Wellcome Trust Arts Award as part of a public engagement strategy to support projects that aim to inform and inspire the public about biomedical science and its social contexts.
The project provided a model of interdisciplinary partnership and collaboration across multiple agencies including a hospital renal unit, a hospital school, a theatre, primary schools, artists, a film maker and performers from a range of disciplines. The project has had a number of profound outcomes for participating children and families, their peers in primary schools, bio-medical and education professionals and the general public audiences for the performance.
Key characteristics of the project:
Head Teacher Manuela Beste will deliver a presentation, using video, audio and photographic footage of the project. The presentation will touch on the key outcomes listed above which made this partnership project one of the most meaningful and memorable she has been involved with. There will be opportunity for discussions and questions.