What would you do?


We have had friends visiting this week.

Old friends. The type you don't see for a long time but then feel as if you have never been apart.

Like an old pair of shoes that still fit perfectly even though you haven't worn them for a while.

We walked, talked, ate, played games.

On one walk we played a game that involved answering the question "what would you do if you didn't have to work? If money was not an issue?"

It is a good game and it is an important question to consider if, like me, you are wondering a bit about where your life is going.

So, my answer?

I would do something where I know I am making a difference to the wellbeing of children and young people.

I would re-train as a dramatherapist and spend some of my time working therapeutically with children.

I would run a youth theatre and teach drama.

And I would write and talk about these things.

And maybe set up and run my own school where these things were at the core.

What would you do?

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Lena Carter

Lena Carter

Dep Head Pupil Support in Scotland.

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[Retired Colleague] [Retired Colleague] [Retired Colleague] 8 months ago
I have spent the past 2 years training this teach mindfulness. 4 day course in May and I'll be embedding into daily lessons. Wellbeing is so important it needs to be in the curriculum and seen as a life skill within schools. How could you get some training and get drama therapy into your current school
Lena Carter Lena Carter @lenabellina 8 months ago
I trained in Dramatherapy years back but have not practised so would need to retrain. The learnig from back then definitely informs my practice as a teacher, though. Mindfulness is brilliant- perhaps I should look at being able to deliver that in school too?
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