To mark the launch of the #BeeWell survey in schools, the #BeeWell team and 42nd Street Created #BeeWell Day, which took place at the iconic Mayfield Depot on 23rd September with the programmed online content continuing into Friday 24th September.
The Day celebrated and supported young people’s wellbeing and sent the message across social media that young people’s wellbeing is everybody’s business.
We saw over 200 young people attend from schools and youth organisations across Greater Manchester. They got involved in mono-printing and banner making, led by 42nd Street, and got moving by trying skateboarding, soft archery, dance sessions and a kayak simulator! We can’t thank Greater Sport Manchester enough for all their help in creating the Get Moving zone. And once everyone was tired from all of that, we invited them to join our wellbeing coping workshop and relax into a Sound Bath, a unique meditative experience created through playing gongs and bowls. You can have a go at some of these activities and more besides by clicking here.
For #BeeWell day, young people across Greater Manchester have been incredibly creative around what wellbeing means to them.
You can check out some of their amazing work here…Check out their amazing work
We’re so grateful to Transport for Greater Manchester who kindly gave us a decommissioned school bus that visited a few schools around Greater Manchester in the run up to the day. Young people were invited to graffiti the bus, yep, you heard that right, graffiti the bus with pictures and words that expressed what wellbeing means to them. The #BeeWell Bus concluded its journey by parking in Mayfield Depot where more young people added their images and words!
In the run up to the Day we commissioned four organisations to create something that answered the questions, ‘What Makes Me Happy?’ Reform Radio, Bury Met Youth Theatre and Spectrum Gaming all created incredible online content that we could share with you through our social platforms throughout #BeeWell Day. KYSO, gave a fantastic performance at Mayfield of a song and poem they wrote – a HUGE thank you to all our commissions in 2021. You can watch the commissions here.