The Thriving Child in The South West
As part of The Thriving Child in the South West, we will be connecting live to the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden for their conference ‘The Thriving Child’. Featuring a unique line-up of speakers, the day will explore the obstacles to young people thriving in the 21st century and how creative and cultural learning can support children to flourish.
Children and young people can face many challenges in the modern world as they navigate their way through school and home life. Social and economic disadvantage, issues around mental health and well-being, discrimination of many kinds may all combine to prevent children from thriving.
In ‘The Thriving Child’, the Royal Opera House Bridge Annual Conference 2019 we will examine these challenges in detail and consider how the arts, creativity and culture can help children and young people to face up to these challenges. We’ll ask whether the current practice of the education, arts and cultural sectors might need to change to meet the needs and expectations of young people.
For the first time ever, this Conference will be livestreamed from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden to five other venues across the UK to help initiate a national conversation about these vital issues.
Throughout the conference, we will consider the following key questions:
· What is it like for children and young people to live, play and learn in 2019 in the UK?
· How does this affect their ability to thrive?
· What is the role of the arts, creativity and culture in enhancing children and young people’s opportunities and addressing the challenges they face?
· What does this mean for the education, arts and cultural sectors? Do these sectors need to work differently?
To join us, book tickets here.